It started with a fever and cough, I congratulated myself for not freaking out and rushing to the ER and she was over it in 2 days. Three days later it was time for her shot, still coughing a bit but no fever so I figured it would be fine. The next day the sickness is back in full force and Mia is miserable. The cough was so tight and painful sounding, fever, runny nose, goopy eyes, and fatigue.
Her disease is caused by an over active immune system
Chemotherapy takes the immune system down a few notches
Taking down the immune system means she gets sick more
Getting sick can cause her disease to flare
Pretty horrible cycle right???
Then the walk-in doctor tries to lecture me on supplements and changing Mia's diet. I understand your heart is in the right place lady, and you do have an MD after your name, but I am an expert on Mia and I'm pretty sure if changing her diet was the answer her rheumy would have let me in on that little secret and she'd be cured right now. So thanks, but I'm going to keep doing what we're doing because it seems to be working just fine.
|Sick but still smiling!!|