Finley & His Mysterious Swelling Hands (and feet)

Remember I told you all that he was suffering from random chilblains? Well after a month of using the steroid cream we're not really seeing much difference so hubs took him up to the docs for a second check-up. Luckily, the GP saw, with his own eyes, exactly what happens this time. When the gloves and socks came off they instantly started to swell, go bright red then purple and blotchy.

Instantly, he decided that he wasn't happy. According to his system it was all pointing to Reynaud's Disease (A circulation problem that occurs in adulthood, usually between the age of 20-30), but a baby shouldn't have this. So, he's getting referred to a paediatrician to investigate as to whether there's anything underlying that may be giving these symptoms. All we can do for now is continue with pain relief when it becomes too much for him.

Whilst the doctor gave no hint as to what it could be, I've popped my Google-hat on and found 2 things that stand out: Sickle Cell Anaemia and Kawasaki Disease. Highly doubting that it's Sickle Cell as Fin's heel prick test was fine as a new born, but the symptoms are uncanny. Kawasaki sounds really scary and thankfully Fin hasn't had a fever of any kind so I hope it's not this. 

>> Note to self: STOP GOOGLING STUFF!!! <<

The doc also called us back to say that having spoken to his supervisor it could be *emphasis on could* an issue with underdeveloped arteries? Nonetheless we should have Fin's appointment pretty soon.

Poor little sausage. I don't care what the problem is, I just want his hands and feet to stop hurting him and becoming so swollen. Being a parent is painful...

8 comments:

  1. Poor Finley, let's just hope that he gets sorted soon hey xx

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  2. Aw poor Finley, I hope you get some answers soon and definitely stop Googling x

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  3. aw no! hope they figure out what it is and treat it very soon! and also hope its not serious :(

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  4. Oh gosh I hope they figure out what is causing his hands to do that. As a rule I don't research my kids conditions because of the horror stories out there but I will look on NHS website because I trust it. Hope it's nothing too serious x

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  5. Oh my gosh this sounds terrible! Yes, avoiding Google is a definite must; we can scare ourselves far too easily with that thing! I hope he gets better :( Best of luck! xx

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  6. aw bless the poor little thing. I hope that you get an appointment through soon and you find out whats wrong and he gets better. I agree with avoiding google every time i go on there when one of my children are ill i come up with all sorts of scary ideas. xx

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  7. Google is always so scary if you look up any symptoms!! I hope it's nothing so serious :-(

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  8. Aww bless. Never Google stuff hun. That's the worst thing I could have done in pregnancy x

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