So that is great news. I truly am thankful. And perhaps we should just accept that and move on? Except that Isaac is still having stomach issues: several trips to the bathroom each day and increased stomach pain. (Which is puzzling, obviously, because of the clear-bill-of-health statement from the GI doctor.) For the most part his joints are almost completely better. For the past two days he has noted pain in his finger joints, but that's it. His hives seem to have cleared up. He hasn't eaten enough for me to judge his appetite yet. He is weak, but seems to be getting stronger each day and for that we are so thankful. I feel like we're settling back into normal.
But even if he didn't still have a smattering of symptoms, I don't know if I can just think, "Well, that was strange..." and move on with life. Because two weeks ago he wasn't able to move. And there's a reason for that. (Right?!) Even if all of his symptoms were from a viral infection, what is going on in his immune system that would make it respond that way? It's just not a healthy immune response.
I had planned on eliminating gluten from his diet this week, just in case it was Celiac Disease, or in case he was having an allergic reaction to something that was triggering all of this (or some of it), but the doctor says it's not Celiac-- the biopsy would have shown that. So he said that's not necessary.
So we just wait, I guess. And watch him and see how he does.
As always, your opinions and ideas are always appreciated. Please do weigh in on this if you have thoughts. And again, thank you for your prayers and concern. You have been so kind, and you are so dear to me, all of you.
Blessings to you and yours,