Charlie Knuth Going Back to Hospital
Charlie will have biopsies taken. His mother Trisha writes in her online journal that the anxiety consumes her everyday. Video by nbc26.comvideo
Little Charlie Knuth continues to battle his latest setback in curing a rare and possibly dangerous skin disease. Charlie and his Mother, Trisha at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. Image by Caring Bridge Journal
DARBOY, Wis.--Charlie Knuth will be heading back to a Minnesota hospital next week according to his mother Trisha.
Charlie suffers from a rare skin disease and has already been through two stem-cell transplants.
Anxiety, scared, worry--words that stick out on Trisha Knuth's latest Caring Bridge journal entry.
Her son Charlie will be back in a Minnesota hospital next week for biopsies. She writes that his knees are hurting again, he can hardly walk, and he looks pale.
She goes on stating, "After all this time, and all these trials..this worry and sadness never ever gets any easier..ever."
"It is chronic stress for everybody," Jeff Stumbras, with Prevea Behavioral Care said.
Stumbras counsels families on how to cope with a child's chronic illness.
"It's easier when we go through these issues with the support of others rather than feeling alone," Stumbras said.
And the support continues to pour in on the Prayers for Charlie Knuth Facebook page, where there's comment after comment from people throwing their support behind Charlie's recovery.
"It makes it easier for them obviously to communicate with friends and family, but the community as a whole of what's going on," Stumbras said. "It gives them the feeling they're not alone in dealing with it, and they're not alone with their own emotions and stresses of dealing with a medical condition."
Trisha writes in her online journal that she's still waiting to get Charlie's lab results back, praying that no news is good news.
We tried reaching-out to Trisha Tuesday about Charlie's condition, but we haven't heard back.