Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scared, Angry, Overwhelmed.

I'm going to keep this short. Not sweet unfortunately.

A few weeks ago I went ahead shaved J's head. It was running in the 100s all week and he was sweating and stinky.

He accidentally moved. I zeeked him. That means I clipped too close. So what should happen is that spot is shorter than the rest of the head, and just grows back at a different length.

But it didn't.

Its a bald spot.

Hmm ok. Not stressing.

Today we went to get the boys their back to school hair cuts.

And the girl cutting asked me what happened. I explained. She said that shouldn't leave a bald spot. Just a spot where the hair isn't as long as the rest of the head.

She kept cutting.

And then we saw them.

More bald spots.

Not as large but evident.

Smooth skin. NO hair at all. Not stubby or short just...bald.

I had to fight back the tears. It just didn't make sense.

So I googled. And googled. And left a message for our endo.

The only two causes I have found are alopecia and pituitary (thyroid) issues.

So now I'm on edge.
( I also just noticed he has a small bald spot on his eyebrow!)

And now he's noticing.

Prayers appreciated.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many prayers

karend1

Penny said...

Oh honey, I am so sorry. LIke you both need one more thing to deal with, right?! All I do know is that you will find the cause of it and it will be alright, whatever it is. You will get through it. Sending you positive thoughts. Please keep us updated. Love you.

Wendy said...

Many hugs....and many prayers.

I have a FB friend who has one daughter with alopecia and another with T1.

Hug that boy of yours for me.

Meri said...

Hugs and prayers! Hope it isn't one of those things...praying friend.

Aliza Chana said...

hugs.... i have alopecia. it is no fun and it takes some time to adjust, but, like d, it's life. hug that sweet, sweet boy of yours, and even bigger hugs to you. i know that my mom had a more difficult time dealing with my alopecia than i did. :( <3<3<3<3
aliza chana

Meagan said...

Hoping it grows back and is nothing serious. Fingers crossed that the doc can put your mind at ease.

P.S. He's a total cutie no matter what! That sweet face!!! :)

Sarah said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! Praying it's neither one of those things, but also that you'll get an extra dose of strength and grace to handle whatever it is. ((hugs))

Tamara said...

Prayers definitely sent. My brother has some thyroid/pituitary issues and had some bald spots on his head for about ten months in his late teens. The doctor just kept an eye on them and eventually they all grew the hair back. If nothing else, he's now a grizzly beast! Here's hoping it will also turn out to be nothing lengthy of note for you all to contend with. Sweet thoughts your way xo

Roselady said...

I hope that it is nothing, too.
It's so hard when you're just guessing at all this and waiting to find answers. Ugh, the waiting! I hope that you can try and be peaceful throughout this. I'll pray for you. Amy

Nikki of Our Diabetic Warrior said...

My prayers are with you and your family. I have hashimoto's thyroid. When my thyroid acts up, I lose the outer part of my eyebrows and my hair thins at the temples. I hope you get your answers soon!

Lora said...

Deep breath Twin!! Lots of ppl are out there praying for you guys. Keep us posted.

Kelly said...

Hoping and praying for you and your totally rockin family.

sky0138 said...

HUGS and prayers that it doesn't turn out to be either of those things!

Joanne said...

Praying for you and J. Big HUGS to you Lexi!

Scott Strange said...

Oh hon, thinking about you guys! Hope answers come soon.

It. Is. Not. Your. Fault.

Love you guys! {{HUGS}}

Princess LadyBug said...

Lots of love & prayers coming your way, honey!! Keep us posted. And hug J for me. :D

Stephanie said...

Sending hugs, love and prayers your way. (((hugs)))

Valerie said...

Thinking of you guys!

Cindy said...

Sending up some prayers and hopeful thoughts for you both!

Scully said...

I don't pray but I am sending my thoughts out into the universe ;). Thinking good thoughts your way.

Reyna said...

Love you Lex.

Misty said...

Oh Lexi! I'm sorry that you have one more thing to stress about. I have no answers for you, but will be praying for answers. Love you girl!

Leighann said...

Thinking about you guys. Hope you find answers soon.

The DL said...

In my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully you know soon.

d8e02bf4-cf92-11e0-81eb-000bcdcb5194 said...

Omg my juicy... My prayers and thoughts with you. He's a strong boy. Love you so much!

Cara said...

Sending prayers.

shannon said...

sending positive vibes to you!

Kimberly said...

So sorry Lexi! Please keep us updated!! Sending many prayers...

Denise aka 'Mom of Bean' said...

Oh, my, Lex! Sending love and prayers and peace your way. *HUGS*

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