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12/21/2016 Latest post:
Thank you for visiting Palmer's Story. On Saturday Palmer began complaining of neck pain and had a little fever. We visited the Narrows outpatient facility and they tested for mono and did a CBC blood test. Mono was negative and we went home. Sunday we went to church and when Palmer got out of his class he was shivering uncontrollably. We just thought he was cold because he was standing beside many doors and it was a very cold day. When we got home he was complaining of a severe headache and had a fever of 103. We went to Children's Hospital ER downtown and they tested him for strep and flu which were negative. They told us it was probably viral and sent us home. Monday morning at 6:30 am Palmer woke up crying in pain and his wrist and palm were a deep red with a rash. We immediately took him back to Children's ER and they were stumped as to the cause of this. They considered tick bites, staph, cellulitis, meningitis, etc. but nothing really fits with his symptoms and blood work. He has been evaluated by many doctors including Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, and Surgeons. We were admitted to Children's mid day Monday and have been here ever since. He has been receiving Clyndomiacin (antibiotic) but we are not seeing any improvement. In fact, the redness is spreading to the back of his hand. He has been on motrin, morphine, and oxycodone for pain but nothing is helping. He is on his 4th IV this morning (Wednesday) and this is bothersome since they can only use his left arm for an IV port. An MRI is scheduled for this morning. He is currently in a lot of pain and prayers are appreciated.