Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mold

Posted by danielle at 10:00 PM
So, it was brought to my attention today that I need to be aware of mold poisoning. I have been so sick lately. I just chalked it up to seeing pt's that were sick at work, and then when I got pregnant it seemed like everything got worse...so I blamed it on that...that my imune system was weakened, etc. But, Jacob had a discussion with my mom tonight that he was worried. I haven't felt like doing much of anything lately...and I was chalking that up to depression. But, I guess he got kinda freaked tonight because we were going to go out to my mom's for dinner and I didn't feel like going. I have had this cold/allergies going on for almost a week now, and as soon as I think it's getting better it seems to get worse. Well, my mom researched mold poisioning, because we have had some leakage issues in our house. And it seems that it could very possibly be mold poisoning. This terrifies me ever since I saw the extreme home makeover where the dad died from mold poisoning. So, I have a dr. appt. set up for Wednesday (a prozac followup) so I'm going to ask him if there's bloodwork or something I can do. Jacob called our uncle who is our landlord and asked him if we could get the house tested. From what I understand of the conversation it really freaked him out also. He knows mold isn't something to mess with, so he told Jacob he will find some way to test it. He also said if they find mold in the house he's going to demolish it. That's probably the best thing for this old house, but it's not really the best thing for us right now. I don't have a job anymore, we're going to have a baby in June. And renter's insurance doesn't cover mold damage...so we wouldn't get any insurance payoff at all. Part of me hopes it's not mold because it's so dangerous and such a big deal, but then part of me kind of hopes it is mold, because it's an answer. It would answer why I've been so sick. It would also be an answer for all the issues that this house has! And hopefully he could build something here that someone else could benefit from later...it's a great lot with great neighbors! I don't want to be like a psycho hypochondriach or anything like that...but like Jacob said, if I'm sick then the baby is probably sick...and that's the scariest part. I could deal with me being sick...but we have fought so hard for this little miracle, that I don't want something unseen to damage that! Anywho...just an update. I haven't worked on the blankets anymore because I haven't been feeling good at all. Maybe this week will bring some improvement!

1 comments on "Mold"

Mimi on January 21, 2009 at 10:41 AM said...

Did you have your appointment yet? Let me know how it went!

 

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