Elizabeth's Care and Happiness. Dealing with MCS
Organized by: Jason S.
My wife and I had a very enjoyable first 6 years of our marriage. We made plans, and decided to start a family in 2004. Shortly afterwards, we found out she was pregnant. Within 2 weeks we had the ultrasound, and to our amazement, saw nothing in her uterus. Later that night, she passed the fetus. It was a horrible experience. Within a few months of that, an emergency room visit revealed that one of her ovaries was swollen and needed to be removed. They performed the surgery and the recovery went well. Soon after, she was again pregnant. Everything went well through the pregnancy except she had an increased sensitivity to smell as usual. The pregnancy ended up being an emergency c-section.
Our son ended up being born in 2007 and was relatively healthy. We were thrilled, but, her sensitivity to fragrances, detergents, and certain food and natural smells never returned to normal. As a matter of fact, it seemed to get worse every day. This started to affect the association we were able enjoy and started alienating us from family members and church members who couldn't understand the illness that we hadn't pinpointed yet. We made Doctor appointment after Doctor appointment with different specialists trying to figure out what the reason for the symptoms she was experiencing. Some of them had heard of the illness but could offer no help since there was nothing in the medical books with regards to the illness. She began getting transferred from Doctor to Doctor, most of which recommended she see a psychiatrist. What we tried to explain to them is that the visits to all these people were causing more and more issues because of the smells she would encounter in the Doctors offices and just out in public. It seemed that the best thing was for her to just try and not leave the house at all costs.
Due to being alienated, for our son's benefit, we decided to add another member to the family. The pregnancy went well, but her symptoms continued to get worse. In 2012, my wife gave birth to our second son via c-section. He started out healthy and beautiful, but several months into his life, he started to get sick. We took him to several Doctor appointments and ran some tests to find that he had a rare form of c-diff. A bacteria in his intestinal tract that had taken over and was poisoning him from the inside. He couldn't digest his food and began shriveling away. After multiple rounds of antibiotics and pro-biotics, he started to get better. What a relief. However all this time, Doctors appointments continued and still no help for my wife. In 2013, to our amazement, my wife ended up pregnant with our 3rd and final child. A beautiful baby girl. What a blessing. But my wife's illness has gotten so bad that she is sick all the time. We have given up on help from the Doctors.
So that is our story. In the 14 years we have been married, I have done the best I can to provide for my family. I have a very good job. I work as hard as I can all day, then come home and help around the house with what my wife can't keep up with due to illness. However, we live in a small 1200 square foot 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home. I owe what it's worth due to the neighborhood that it is in. The smells of our neighbors doing laundry, smoking, driving by in diesel trucks, the nearby train tracks are continuing to cause my wife to get sicker and sicker. We have sealed and filtered as much as we possibly can. We need to get out further away from people so she has a little cleaner air to breath so she can do more for her family. I can't tell you how lonely it is for us. We desperately need help. It's so hard to beg, but we are at our wits end.
PLEASE help us. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I promise all funds will go towards getting my wife to an area where she can breath without getting sick. To improve her and my children's lives.
If you have any questions, check the Wikipedia on MCS. It describes her exactly.