Last Monday (the 6th), my 7 year-old son had athe bump on his neck removed. I am the mommy. I stood there and held his hands, as I stood by his feet, the whole time staring directly at the ground. My three year-old was in the room too. She came up and got between my chin and my feet and watched the whole surgery. She was completely intrigued. I am not sure exactly what she saw, because if I would have looked, I would have passed out immediately. I know myself well enough to be able to say that. He got two stitches in his neck. She watched that too.
|The bump on his neck|
|Stitches and allergic reaction to bandage|
|Going into the MRI|
I was told that we should have the results by Wednesday. The doctor was only in her office half a day on Wednesday, so we got the results on Thursday. She has fluid in her sinuses which is usually a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. The doctor gave her a prescription for zithromax to see if that helps.
She also has a spot where the cerebral spinal fluid in her brain is dilated more than average for someone her age. The doctor doesn't seem too concerned about it because there is not a mass that is causing this. She said it is an incidental finding, as this shouldn't be what is causing the headaches. The MRI is going to be repeated in nine months to see if there has been any change.
|Getting the movie goggles on|
I have told myself that I am not going to "WEBMD" what this could be. It seems that only comes up with horrible things. I don't want to see horrible things, especially when it very likely nothing.
My 7 year-old got his stitches out yesterday. It seems that the removal was more painful than having them put in. He was brave about it though.
I am hoping that my visits to the doctor are about over for my children. If the medication doesn't help her headaches, she will be referred to a neurologist. I am guessing she just suffers from migraines. They seem to run in my family. :(
I am hoping and praying that the headaches subside and she doesn't need to go to a neurologist. We shall see!