Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Doctors Appointment went well

So well, in fact, my doctor doesn't want to see for 6 months!  Instead of every 3 months!  Good news, I think. 

The blood test (tumor marker) results showed no sign of tumor cells - I'm in normal range!!!  Oh, and it's called CA 27-29

My youngest has been sick with a virus for a week now.  I took him in on Sunday b/c his fever came back.  Doctor said his chest sounded clear and ears looked fine.  He suggested we come back on Tuesday if the fever is still present.  Well.  Tuesday morning he woke up with terrible ear pain.  Cough still bad.  Low grade fever.  Off to KP.  They saw us early (9:30).  Nolan started to experiance chest pain prior to his appointment so we arrived a little bit early.  Dr. could not get a clear picture of Nolan's ears so they tried to flush them out.  With no luck.  I found that odd b/c the urgent care doctor we saw on Sunday said his ears looked fine.  What could cause this much obstruction?  We were then sent down for a chest xray.  That's when we learned that Nolan had Walking Pneumonia.  He's now on a powerful antibiotic and should be feeling better any day now.  He's been fever free for 24 hours now so he should be able to return to school tomorrow.  Yes.  He's been out for 5 days.  Poor kid.

Here's a picture of his Xray. 

Update:  Took Nolan back to the doctors on Thursday, 5/12/11 and the pneumonia had not improved.  It actually got worse.  With the fever present and cough, it was decided that he be admitted to have an IV w/ antibiotics.  That did the trick.  He was admitted Thursday afternoon and was home by Friday afternoon.  Today, he's feeling so much better.  No more fever.  Just a slight cough.  His hearing is almost back to normal as well.  So happy to see my boy feeling better. 

Here's a picture of his 2nd xray:


Friday, May 6, 2011

Hello, it's been so long since I've posted on my blog. . . no news IS good news. I've been a busy mom, just how I like it. My oldest is finishing up his high school track and field season. Can't wait for next year. That kid can run! He has so much endurance. He decided to take a year off from soccer, to devote 100% this summer towards running Cross Country. I understand. I'm sad, but I totally get it. Nolan is playing baseball and soccer. Learning and growing so much. I'm a very proud mama.

My 3 month check up is on Monday, 5/9/11. I don't anticipate any surprises. I'm feeling great. I'll receive the results of my CA125 blood test. Here's a link to learn more about this test. This test will be performed every 6 months. Still not sure what I'm going to do about reconstruction. If it wasn't going to hurt so much, I'd sign up right away. I'll schedule another consult with a plastic surgeon. My hope is that there is a new technology/procedure now, which will work for me. Click here to learn about the current procedures: The Gluteal free flap procedure sounds like a win-win in my opinion!  Hehee.

I'll write more on Monday, letting you all know how well I'm doing. :-)

Have a Happy Mother's Day weekend! I plan to.