we had our first appointment at dupont today. blood work was ordered...and we fit it in today, actually. an MRI is scheduled for 5/2...i am told it is like a donut, and that kaycee can listen to music, but should stay very still for one hour. i am wondering if i should get her sedated? what do you think? of course they highly recommend it, but i did speak to a very nice nurse on the phone, and asked her if she would have her 7 year old sedated for an mri, and she was very honest. love that. she said her son would have been fine, but her daughter would have had to be sedated...i hate the thought of sedating kaycee because i ~think~ she will do fine, if she is not in an enclosed tube...i hear such yucky stories when they wake up, but if it is traumatic with out sedation, than i don't know which is worse, ya know...ugh. we then have another follow-up appointment on 5/14. i loved our skinny little blond curly haired doctor. my most favorite part of the day, was when she was examining kaycee, and asked her how many brothers and sisters she had...kaycee responded, and the doctor looked up at me and said, "and they all came...(silence) from you?" ha.ha.ha. i cracked up. "wow. that's awesome", the doctor said. "you are so calm and wow. just so calm." to which i responded, "well, yeah...i only have one with me right now." and then she cracked up. :) she has one baby, who is 15 months old.
her top four guesses are these: a) legg calve perthes disease (this is when there is not enough blood supply to the head of the femur, so it becomes necrotic and dies...i understand it will regenerate, but is a process. she prefers to see in children under 6... :( ) b) transient synovitis c) lymes d) rheumatologic process. (possibly juvenile rheumatoid arthritis...though this does not run in our family). now you know what i know...i need to google everything now. :)
thank you for your prayers. keep them coming. i felt very calm and at peace until i drove into the facility today, and saw cancer treatment center written on the outside of the building. my belly did flops for a minute or two...just happened to be the office building that housed the orthapedic center we went too. whew.
i must say that is actually why i am being so "attack" in getting this figured out. i have heard too many stories of aches and pains in little kids that turn into finding cancer. i know some are thinking we are rediculous for going this route of treatment. at this point. i need to know what is going on. i don't want to fool around. and if we do all this and it is a sprain, then so be it. it is money well spent in my "motherly" opinion.
i know full well how blessed we are, and have been, and sitting in the waiting room today, just solidified that. thank you again for all of your prayers. i can feel them. and keep praying for kaycee. i think she is doing well, but we talked awhile tonight before bed about the mri, and what that entails...she is so sensitive, and got a little bit teary. partly because her test isn't until 3:30 in the afternoon and she can't eat anything after 6 am. oh my. she's just like her mother. :) ~mk.