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Thoughts for my little girl :)

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edited 06/11/2012 - 7:24 AM in Matters of the Heart
Can I have some good thoughts for my 12 yr old O:)
She went to the drs tonight and has bells palsy :''( I never thought it could happen to little kids but I guess it does more then we think.
They tried testing her for lymes incase that was doing it, but could not get a vein. So they want her to drink alot tomorrow and come back to get it done.
One thing after another. I guess whoever is upstairs dishes it out to people that can handle it!!

Poor little thing missed school today because of course her smile is way off, she talks strange, and her eye is so dry it itches so bad, now its starting to water a bit.
We have her on benedryl for now to see if that will help the itchys.
Lets just hope it does not get worse. O:) O:)

Thank you to all that responded to my other post when she had the flu and I was so sore I was unable to take care of her. I appreciate it so much >:D< :* >:D< :* >:D< :*


  • Hi Paul,
    No its not contageous thank goodness.
    Its possible she got it from stress from my surgery and alot of yelling lately going on.
    Also you can get it if your carrying a illness as in herpes or chicken pox.
    Now she already had the chicken pox. BUT my sis in law was here before my surgery and she just had the ADULT type last week.
    Plus my father in law had pheumonia. So its very possible she picked up something (carrier wise) and got it that way.
    But since we live in the woods and have animals they wanted to check for the lymes even though she does not have any bites.

    I read on a childs website when I type it in google. It can last 1-3 months or longer then that. Worse case it could stay permenant. PRAYING for the best on that one.
    She needs lots of sleep and healthy diet. That I guess usually helps.

    I will keep updated. We thought it was her molars coming in. Because of course her normal side looked swollen. But it was because the other side was affected by it.
    So food for thought for parents.

    Thanks again its appreciated. She is not taking it to well, hopefully the kids at school will understand. If they don't mabye I can have the nurse talk to a few of her classes to educate them on it. I certainly do not want her teased.

    Terri O:) O:) O:)
  • I hope your daughter feels better soon..take care.
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  • Terri, I am praying for your little one. That is a hard age to have something like that happen. You can get artificial tears for her eye. It comes in drops and a gel that is good for nighttime. When our postpartum moms at work get Bell's Palsy they treat it with steroids. It can definitely be brought on by a virus that she may have had recently. Take care, >:D< >:D< :* :* , Cali-Sue
  • Hope your little one gets better soon. I pray things turn out well. Wishing you healing thoughts. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
  • i have just read a bit about bells palsy and i hope you little girl get better soon
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  • I too did some reading and was amazed at how many more people than we realize are afflicted. The cool part is that I read that many get better without any specific treatment at all. I pray your daughter heals quickly!

    The thing that worries me, is you possibly blaming yourself. Please don't do that. As you listed, there are so many things that could have caused this and there's no way to really ever know.

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Hiya Terri, >:D<
    Sorry to hear about your little one :( , hope she gets well real soon :? , will wish her better O:) . Terri you have been through so much, but like you say he upstairs dishes it out to those who can handle it :) . How are you feeling now?? :? these are for the little one >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< >:D< wish you well soon. >:D<

    Angie x :H
  • You guys are the bomb of all bombs >:D< >:D<
    I usually do not get on here much. But certainly am going to try more often as this thread for discussing things that go on at home, work, family etc is so very important.

    C It is hard not to put a little bit of blame on yourself.
    I try very hard not to believe me. The other 2 kids had a mom that was full of life and could run down the road.
    Little Allie not so much. Im usually sleeping etc. She basically raises herself. Well ok of course im here its not like she is alone. Mentally yes.
    But we will work on that more. She tries sitting on my bed with the computer etc, BUT ends up in a arguement because she wants this or that. And just does not understand the economic stuff going on. Which of course what kid would. They think the bank is majic or your debit card is like a credit card. So hard for them to grasp ahold of. And personally I do not expect them to. Ok enough of that.

    She is doing fairly ok right now. She will go to horse lessons today. And we have to come up with a costume for her and the horse by next Saturday talk about STRESS X(
    I think the horse will be a angel, elephant or xmas tree trying to still figure it out.
    Anyone out there that has done a horse show like this which there are some around this board hahahahah give me some ideas on a VERY tight budget.

    Ok I have taken up a page again LOL I should just start writing books, of course with a proof reader though :D

    Thanks for all your concerns. It means the world. Lets all hope it goes away in its time frame and does not stay. ;) ;)

    Ya all have a awesome Fall weekend its like in the 30's here UGGHHHH not good for fusion/hardware/arthritis people @) I) #:S [(

    P.S. Paul oh something will come up believe me. I never can go 6 months without something or another going on in the body whewwwwww man
  • Hey Terri,
    My daughter also ended up having bells palsy due to having lyme disease. We were living in Westchester N.Y. at the time so deer and ticks were a major part of our everyday life.
    I was always grateful to the bells palsy because it finaly gave us the dx of the lymes. She went on to get lymes again, poor kid.

    Keep your head up. there was no treatment for the bells, and she is fine today. I think it is always worse on the parents then the kids.

    I hope you can get some fluids into her so she can get blood test. She needs that test. good luck.
  • When I was 27 or 28 I had Bells Palsy.
    It kind of paralyzed half my face, My eye went very blurry and the side of my mouth went down and I could not make a smile.
    It lasted for what I remember 2 weeks.
    I also remember some kind of cortisone shot being given to me and sum kind of pills that I took.
    I remember them saying it may have been due to something in the 7th nerve I think in my ear and they thought it might have happened because of wind blowing on that side of my face after long trip we had taken.(sounds strange but this is what they said)
    This is all a vague memory to me so I'm just telling you this from my memory and my heart.
    I did fully recover and I do remember them saying that it probably did get better because I was young.
    I most always mention this to the many doctors I do see for some reason... why I'm not sure of but they do need to know. and it is always charted in my files.
    My blessing and prayers are with You and your little Girl. Patsy
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