Saturday, April 30, 2011


I've had enough health and financial concerns in the past few more, please!

First and foremost, my kiddo does not have leukemia. There is no way to describe the relief I feel about that. It's scary how a range of symptoms can mean anything from life-changing to nothing. She was having abdominal pain for a while, but when she started running a low fever and having upper-left-side pain and leg pain, the symptoms pointed to leukemia. The one thing working in our favor was that she's kind of at an "in-between" age, and leukemia tends to hit earlier or later.

Which means nothing, of course. Just ask any parent whose child has cancer.

After all her tests and labs, this is what we know--iron, protein and potassium are low. She still has symptoms of an ulcer. And her allergies are bad. Her current course of treatment includes prescription-strength antacids and antihistamines, along with recommendations to increase her meat intake and making sure she gets vitamins everyday. All of it is manageable and we are very, very fortunate. We follow up in a month, at which time, we'll re-evaluate whether she needs an endoscopy. I hope not.

For now, though, we've dodged a pretty scary bullet and can get back to the business of worrying about everyday stuff. The hubs applied for 5 jobs last week...nothing so far, but we're hopeful. God has a funny way of providing when it seems like we're about to hit rock bottom and I have faith that one way or another, things will work out. They always do, even if it's not the way I want them to work out!

1 comment:

forsythia said...

As the mother of two all-growed-up girls (who still get sick now and then), I know how you feel. Hang in there.