I’ve got good news and bad news

The Very Good News: Noah’s heart echo came back normal. It does not rule out Kawasaki Disease, but makes it less likely.

The Bad News: We don’t know what is wrong, and he is still pretty sick. It could be something like mono, but we just don’t know. Colin has his two-year check-up tomorrow, so the pediatrician asked that we bring Noah in as well. However, he said he will likely wait until Friday to see if Noah is doing any better before ordering additional tests. At that point they might do additional blood work and/or repeat the echo.

The Very Bad News: Noah is on to the whole blood test thing now. He went willingly on Monday because he didn’t know what they were going to do. I don’t think he’s going to take it so well if he has to do it again at the end of the week.

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10 thoughts on “I’ve got good news and bad news

  1. Glad to hear it’s looking like it isn’t Kawasaki. Poor guy, I hope he feels better soon! And who wants mono when they are that young???? And in the summer???? No, no. It’s much more fun to have it when you are a sleep-deprived teenager who wants to get out of school for a couple of weeks anyway. Hope they get it all figured out so you don’t have to worry about the unknowns.

  2. So relieved about the heart echo! Hopefully its just a wicked virus, huh? Poor buddy. I have a needle-phobic kid and I get anxiety attacks just thinking of the day he’ll have to face a needle and he’s 12!!

  3. Glad the echo came back good. I hope one of these Dr’s figures out what Noah has soon. I can’t even imagine how stressed you are about all this. Hang in there!

  4. You know, it’s possible to get a kind of patch with a topical anesthetic to apply before a shot or a blood test, and it does work! I think pediatricians’ offices don’t volunteer the info because you have to apply it an hour or so in advance, but when you’ve got a needle-phobic kiddo, it’s worth asking about!

  5. Oh sweetie, you sure have been through a-lot lately. Hope you get some answers soon and I’m sending good thoughts your way. Good results good results good results good results good results. It helps if you keep saying it over and over, right????

  6. hey there –
    when my little one had a blood draw, they used some cream on the spot where they did the draw that completely numbed it. I think it was Emla. It made the process easier – he didn’t even know they stuck a needle in his arm because we distracted him.
    Best wishes,
    Elizabeth

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