Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Met My Match
Yesterday, Leo and I were at the pediatrician and he stated, "You have finally met your match in Little Leo!" Yes, it is true. Leo is giving us a run for our money. We knew his medical needs would be a lot, but I don't think you can fully understand the magnitude of the needs until you daily live them.
We have had a cold, virus, yucky thing go through our house. Everyone has gotten it to some degree. Jonathan was sick, really, really sick for 7 days. Sick as in he didn't move from the sofa except to go to the doctors. Tyler, Jordan, and Ben just had the cold symptoms of the virus. Amanda sick but not too sick. Leo got it good! So good, we visited the ER of Christmas Eve. Thankfully, we were home 4 hours later. Wheezing under control and antibiotic for busted eardrums.
Christmas was celebrated! We were together as a family and that was all that mattered.
On a side note, we received a call from our cardiologist on Christmas Eve, yes Christmas Eve. He left a message stating that he had the results of Leo's heart monitor test (which was done in October and he had already given us results)and needed to talk to us. This message on Christmas Eve!!!! Thankfully, we had an email address for him and emailed. He called us back (while I was at the ER with Leo) and Jeremy talked to him. Apparently, they send all heart monitor tests out to be evaluated by a team of doctors. This takes 3 months? Anyway, this team thought Leo's heart rate was too high ALL THE TIME! They would like him to redo the test. So another heart monitor is being sent to us to wear for another 24 hours. In the mean time, while we were at the doctor's yesterday, we had blood drawn to test Leo's thyroid and for anemia both of which can cause a high heart rate. Trying to rule things out or in this case a thyroid problem or anemia could be our best case scenario.
Tomorrow or Friday- a happy post about this week. Our after Christmas plans had to change but it has turned out to be a good week.