Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Please Tell Me...

Not to worry. I am sick to my stomach, and I don't even know that there is something wrong. Here's why...

Trey has had several bouts of tonsillitis in the last year. I'd say at least 3 or 4. His throat gets really red, and his lymph nodes get enlarged. Well on Sept. 28 he had another go round of it. And then again in mid October. 2 different antibiotics. He has been telling me for the last day that his throat still hurts, and his neck hurts. I can deal with throat, but when you say neck...we better go to the doctor. I took Trey in to our favorite doctor today. Yes, his throat shows a few signs of infection. However, the troubling look on the doctors face when he feels Trey's lymph nodes just flipped a switch in me. Worry time. His lymph nodes have gone down a bit from the last time he examined him...on the sidelines of Joe's football game two weeks ago. However, there's another lymph node in there that is swollen. Trey is the mascot at Dr. Parikh's office...I swear they'd hire him if they could. They all get smiles on their faces when Trey decides he's sick. Hence the reason, Dr. Parikh said we're going to be aggressive with this...Dr. Parikh's exact words. "Most kids I would send home and tell them to call me in a few weeks if they haven't gone down. This is Trey, we're going to make sure." We need to get blood work done, and possibly biopsy these lymph nodes. In case you don't know...this is how the diagnosis of Lymphoma starts. However, Dr. Parikh is 99% sure that this is just a prolonged infection, and stubborn lymph nodes {that can stay enlarged for up to 3 months}...but like he said, this is Trey...we have to make sure.


Someone please hand me a trash can. I need to vomit now. While I love this blog world, it also leads me to read several stories of why I should be worried. However, God gives and takes away...and I will choose to follow him.

I got Trey in to the ENT tomorrow at 2:30, where we will just go from there. No, I will not sleep until then. Yes, I've cried. If you know me, I am a silent worrier. But, we need prayers please. Prayers for peace until we find out that this nothing. Prayers that this IS nothing. Prayers for Trey, that he remain the healthy, spunky, sweet Trey that he is and always will be. This blog post will hopefully become a 'has been' and I will praise God when it is.

I'm scared.

7 comments:

Rachelle said...

Oh girl, I am praying for Trey!! I bet it is just prolonged infection. I know you said you already have an ENT appointment, but I wanted to tell you about the best one around. I hope you have an appointment with him cuz he is close to you, but Dr. Staton is AWESOME!!! I just went to him recently for a second opinion and fell in love with him. He is one of the most honest doctors I have seen. I was two days from having Wade's adenoids taken out by another ENT when I just got a bad feeling about it, and Dr. Staton said is was not necessary. He seems very educated and knows a lot about the ENT world. Good luck tomorrow. I thinking of you guys at that time. Lots of prayers coming your way.

Andria said...

We're praying for you Kristy - for comfort, peace, and most of all that you find out (quickly) that this is absolutely nothing!!

Courtney said...

Sending up lots of prayers for you and your little man!

Steph said...

So I sent out an email for our small group to pray for you guys. Trey will be fine. Just claim healing in Jesus' name!

Suesan said...

Praying for you!!! Try to remember the serenity prayer Laura mentioned... "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Mrs Garrett: The Facts of a Football Life said...

I will be praying! My nephew just went through this and everything was fine - it was just because he kept getting sick. I'm glad they are checking into it though - my brother had Hodgkin’s disease in High School and because they caught it early he had very little treatment and has been cancer free for 25 years. Always better to be safe and sure!

Amy Jo:) said...

Hey Kristy, this is Amy Holt from high school (now Thomas).... I came across your blog awhile back (linked from someone, but I cannot recall who) and just think your kids are gorgeous, your posts are fun and your recipes look great. I love looking at the pictures you take and come back and check your blog to see your photography. I just had to stop lurking and say I will definitely pray for you, your beautiful Trey and the doctors that are caring for him. I pray it is absolutely nothing. Good luck at the ENT.