I woke up with my eyes nearly swolled shut, and hives head to toe. I immediately called for an appointment, and even got in today. The doctor officially diagnosed my with a form of vasculitis, caused by Lupus. I had at least eight vials of blood done, and a urine test. My urine was brown, which I am pretty sure, is a bad sign. I was put on Prednisone for now, to control the vasculitis.
When the the lab test come back next week, I will see the doctor again. If need be, he wants to put me on a medication called Paquin(?), long term, to help with my kidneys. The problem with the Paquin is, it is probably not safe to be pregnant, and taking it. I am suppose to be off it for 60-90 days, before I even try to get pregnant.
What am I going to do? I need my kidneys, but I want a baby. I may have to give up, ever getting pregnant. I so what to experience the wonders of pregnancy, and nurse my little darling.
What made this day even worse, while digging for the doctor's card, I ran upon my appointment card for my last OB visit, when I was informed my pregnancy was no longer viable. She was due on January 12th. I want to go climb in a cave and hibernate until Spring.