"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
--Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pediatrician Visit

We made a very unwanted office visit yesterday. I would rather put him in a lion's cage than take him into a germy doctor's office six days before open heart surgery, but after posting a picture of his mosquito bite on Facebook, my nurse and doctor friends convinced me to get it looked at. It was pussy and blistery and oozing and just not looking good. We've been in before for this reaction to bug bites and always just get some antibiotic ointment to rub on it a few times a day. I was sure that was all it needed, but it was looking worse and not better so, begrudgingly, I took him in. The office staff were nice enough to take him in through isolation. Basically we went in a delivery entrance and straight to an exam room. We were able to avoid both the well child and sick child waiting rooms! He also wore a mask the entire time, which I was lucky enough to get my hands on when I was at SLCH for a meeting Wednesday evening. Pediatric masks are not easy to find. The doctor looked at it and said it was not infected and to just continue with the ointment. Phew! Today is a different story. He has been complaining of a severe headache since lunch. Pray it's just a migraine! We fly out Tuesday for surgery at 7:00am Eastern on Wednesday.