Matthew is the youngest of our three boys. He has been diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disorder Complex I and III, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction, FTT and Glucose Intolerance. He has been through countless tests and procedures in the past 8 years . We do not know what the future holds for him, but we are going to do our best to cherish every day with him. Stay strong little man.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's a SNOW DAY here!!! No school for all of us. This morning I convinced Matthew to go out in the deep snow. He actually had fun and stayed out for almost 20 minutes. I was so proud of him. He walked in the snow and helped put a face on a snowman that Steven made. Our snow day did get a bit STRESSFUL after Matthew came back inside. He found and ate a small snack size Snickers candy bar that was in Steven's room. At first he just had a belly ache , so I was trying to vent his belly. Then I noticed that he had some hives starting on his face and he was complaining that he couldn't breath right. I found the ingredients online and the last ingredient listed was "egg whites". I immediately gave him some benadryl. He was still complaining about his breathing and his cheeks were swollen.
I was hesitant about giving him his epi -pen since we have never had to use it before. At that point, Terry had just come home on his lunch break. He looked in Matthew's mouth and said that his tongue and throat looked swollen. By the time Terry was ready to go back to work, Matthew was starting to look a little better. I think that the benadryl was starting to kick in. Matthew spent the rest of the afternoon on the couch. He's taking a nap now and he is feeling better but worn out.
Also , we never did find his "Picky Blue" blankie. I just want to thank everyone who spent time looking for it. I know that every store in the mall has been contacted and they have notices about it hanging up.
We have again been playing phone tag with Matthew's GI office in Vermont. Matthew's button won't come out and it needs to be changed. He screams every time I try to remove it. He will need to have it done in Vermont.

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