I am so worried. Of course, I start researching, and all I see is the word leukemia over and over again. NOT what I want to read. And I start reading the symptoms. Bruises, like the ones that cover Rylan's all the time (he gets more bruises then any of the other kids do-right now he has one on his cheek a couple on his arms, and a TON on his legs). Loss of appetite/weight loss-after I have just recently thought to myself how little he is eating these days, and how much bigger his twin is getting. He has always been 1-2 lbs ahead of his twin, and at their appt last week, he was couple ounces below his twins' weight. I was shocked. At 27 lbs, he was at what he was about 6 months ago, whereas his twin had gained 2 lbs. Yes, I am worried.
I am hoping (and praying) that I am just looking too much into it and that the blood tests will prove that he is healthy and normal. But why the high white blood cell count then? The nurse said it could be an infection, but he has actually been healthy this last few weeks. He had the seasonal flu shot (not thrilled about it, but I had to get him it bc of his high risk status with the asthma-although I didn't want to at all and didn't get it for my other kids). Could having the seasonal flu shot 4 hours before blood draw have raised his white blood count THAT much? *sigh*
Its a hard journey already, fighting for the life of this one baby. I don't want another baby of mine having to fight an equally hard, if not harder, journey. Not for my little blondie...my little boy with the Einstein like hair-my little boy who is always seen carrying around his "Mer Me" aka his Mermaid, smelling her hair and sucking his thumb. My heart aches at even the slightest possibility of him having to go through anything like this. So for two more days