So we are all breathing a little easier. Nicholas’ blood work all came back normal. What a relief. I can’t even really put it into words. He will still have an EKG done next week to make sure that nothing slips through the cracks, but I am feeling much better about the whole situation.
Not to criticize the doctors involved, but in hind sight, I wish they had told me they would run some blood work and let me know in a couple days, before mentioning rheumatic fever. Of course, that being said, if I they hadn’t told me, and it turned out to be RF I would have pissed. So I only wish they would have handled it differently because it turned out OK.
I will go back for another opinion at the end of the month with the surgeon who removed my lump nine years ago. I am not one to turn down a second opinion, however I think it’s a case of CYA (cover your ass). I saw the X-rays with my own eyes, and it’s nothing like what we dealt with almost a decade ago.
I finally got some deep sleep last night. And thanks to the writing mamas my dreams were very interesting, to say the least.
I thank everyone for the kindness, support and help that was offered. I have the most wonderful friends and support system, and I needed all of you.
(Now can we get back to the everyday fun, funny, normal stories of parenting? K. Thanks.)