Thursday, February 17, 2011

Definite Derailment

When your child's doctor says things to you like, "Let's put her back on the steroid", six days after she went off it - that's one spike pulled up from the track. Then when she goes on to say, "Let's put her on this strong antibiotic for the next 21 days," -there goes another spike.

Then when the specialist orders things like blood work and a cat scan and discusses perhaps referring your six year old to a different specialist, that's it. Total Derailment.

Her long term illness (since September, if you've been following along) is still there, so the doctor is bumping up to a more aggressive treatment. So I may or may not be posting as regularly as before. Not that it has been all that regular recently. (See above for the reason why.)

So, yeah. I'm a little shaken, but hopeful. I'm in that wait-and-see holding pattern where the screaming panic in my gut is still locked down by logic and reason. I'm hoping it stays right there.


Misty said...

It's going to be okay. You have someone on your side who is looking after your child and taking your concerns seriously. Sometimes that is half the battle. I remember when my child was dealing with her own specialists. Every day felt like the ax would come down any moment. But then she was cleared of it all and able to function normally. Of course ours was different but you are strong and so is she.


Victoria said...

That's rough, Ava. I'm sorry your family is going through it.
Sounds like you have a good doctor on your side though and that's important.
Hang in there.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It's a helpless feeling when your child is ill. I know a kick-butt mom like you will get your family through this.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks, guys.

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