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If It's Not One Thing

March 25th, 2017 at 01:06 am

Something is wrong with my daughter's eyes to the point that she started losing vision in the lower half of one of them today. Called her regular eye doctor who, is only an optometrist and he said take her to the regular doctor, so we did, just managing to get the last appointment of the day.

The doctor their said he could tell something was wrong with it, but it wasn't anything he had ever seen before and that she needed to go see an opthamologist and managed to get her a late night appointment with one (he came back after dinner to see her).

The diagnoses is one of two things. Either a virus that sprang from nowhere or a virus that is caused by an auto-immune disease. So she'll be going back next week during regular office hours and having blood work done to test for auto-immune diseases. The hope is it is just a virus. If it is, you treat it, it goes away. If it is a virus caused by an auto-immune disease it will go away with treatment but will reoccur.

Auto-immune diseases most likely to cause this are rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. I've long suspected she had an auto-immune disease, but I figured it would be MS like Dad or fibromyalgia. I hope it isn't any of the above, though.

This could get expensive. Our insurance doesn't cover labs until you've met the deductible. Although she might be getting close on hers. Her prescriptions were $210.

In other news, I paid the 6 month premium on the car insurance of $436.01 today and a medical bill for my daughter of $130. Plus a regular co-pay of $30 and a specialists co-pay of $50. The car insurance was down about $50 from last time. Our car is over five years old now, so I think that may be why.

DH got his schedule for his drug test for work so that's moving along as expected. I really want to see the benefits packet. I do hope it comes on Monday as it is supposed to.

We spent some time putting the cabinet together. We still have to add two more shelves, the top, the back, and the earthquake guards and then it will be done. It shouldn't take more than an hour. Hopefully DH will get around to fixing the two garden bed corners that are coming apart as well.

8 Responses to “If It's Not One Thing”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I am so sorry to hear this. I'm getting so concerned about how many people are getting auto immune diseases, particularly young people. There is a lot of research about chemicals in our environment, aluminum and mercury in vaccines, and processed foods that contribute to these, among other things. If you have a functional medicine doctor in your area, I would suggest seeking them out. They look for the underlying causes of disease, rather than just treating symptoms.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Oh geesh. Hugs and prayers. I hope it turns out to be something simple and short term, not an auto-immune disease.

  3. Carol Says:

    Prayers for her and you!

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Wow. I hope it turns out to be just a virus.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    CCF--We are pretty sure we know the underlying cause. It was the HPV vaccine. That's when all her problems started and they got successively worse with each dose. I just didn't correlate it until later, but the timeline fits.

  6. My English Castle Says:

    Including your daughter in our prayers. Wishing you all the best.

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Oh, LR! I'm so sorry to hear that you think that is the cause. I'm a big advocate that no one should get that vaccine. Frown I hope your doctor or you have reported it to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System).

  8. creditcardfree Says:

    How is your daughter doing this week? Did she get her vision back?

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