Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Crap! Something else to worry about!

Starting last summer ds (9) had a tick bite.  He pulled it off himself and told me about it a few days later.  It was on his scalp.  Within a short period of time I found an enlarged lymph node on the same side of his head behind his ear.  I took him to the doctor, who did a strep screen (negative) and she said that it was nothing to worry about.  I waited until October and it was not getting better.  The bite area was still sore and slightly raised and the lymph node was still big.  I took him back to the doctor and she did a few blood tests and sent us to see a surgeon.  Last month I took him to the surgeon and he put Josiah on Bactrim Suspension for 10 days, which we finished a couple of days ago.  It did nothing.  The lymph node didn't change.  However, now for the first time, I see a red rash around the bite site, and it seems maybe he is losing some hair there.  Crap!  Why can't things be easily figured out in my kids and be treated normally without issues or just go away like normal kids' problems do!
This was taken in August.  I measured it today, and it is unchanged.

 
Currently I've called the doctor's office again to see what she wants me to do.  Pretty soon they will all know me by first name!!! 

5 comments:

John said...

Hi Carol, I thought problems followed me but, nothing compared to you and your family. I really feel for you and your family. All of you really need something good to happen. I am keeping my fingers crossed for all of you.

Carol said...

Thanks, John.

... chasing slow said...

((hugs))

Illinois Lori said...

I'm so sorry, Carol...sometimes the waves just keep crashing over us, don't they? I will keep your ds in my prayers. Have they tested for Lymes? {{{HUGS}}} and prayers!

Carol said...

Yes, Lori, they tested for that and cat scratch fever.