Silly, Nervous Boy

This morning was Casey J’s appointment with the new doctor, a pediatric rheumatologist. After the mountain of paperwork (we had to have all labs and anything related to his hip faxed over) and a small wait we meet Dr. Carrasco. He’s young, very nice, and has a good sense of humor. We learned that Casey J has his daddy’s toes and his mommy’s fingers today and although his symptoms are not bad apparently they are enough to warrant another round of labs. We have a follow up in two months so we have that long to have more blood work done, get him to a pediatric ophthalmologist (to check his eyes out), and schedule another MRI. Because he is still little they will put him to sleep again so they can do the MRI with contrast as an outpatient surgery type of thing. I know he is really afraid of needles and it’ll hurt him but it’ll hurt and be over, I get all watery eyed thinking about him having to go through it again. Since he’ll be sedated it’ll be done at the new Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and be a half a day or more ordeal. So keep the little guy in your prayers (he gets really silly when he’s nervous) that it’ll all be okay for him. I would just like to find out what it is, if it is something and get him on the track to getting it worked out so he’ll grow up big and strong. More as we go along in the next two months. To end with a smile, here is a great up close of the purple grape juice smile!

Grape Juice Smile

This morning was Casey J’s appointment with the new doctor, a pediatric rheumatologist. After the mountain of paperwork (we had to have all labs and anything related to his hip faxed over) and a small wait we meet Dr. Carrasco. He’s young, very nice, and has a good sense of humor. We learned that Casey J has his daddy’s toes and his mommy’s fingers today and although his symptoms are not bad apparently they are enough to warrant another round of labs. We have a follow up in two months so we have that long to have more blood work done, get him to a pediatric ophthalmologist (to check his eyes out), and schedule another MRI. Because he is still little they will put him to sleep again so they can do the MRI with contrast as an outpatient surgery type of thing. I know he is really afraid of needles and it’ll hurt him but it’ll hurt and be over, I get all watery eyed thinking about him having to go through it again. Since he’ll be sedated it’ll be done at the new Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin and be a half a day or more ordeal. So keep the little guy in your prayers (he gets really silly when he’s nervous) that it’ll all be okay for him. I would just like to find out what it is, if it is something and get him on the track to getting it worked out so he’ll grow up big and strong. More as we go along in the next two months. To end with a smile, here is a great up close of the purple grape juice smile!

Grape Juice Smile

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