Last Thursday, Silas began complaining of his leg hurting when I would lift his leg to pull his pants up. By Friday afternoon he was limping, and at times didn't want to walk at all. I was concerned he might have sprained it, or worse. Though I'm having a hard time keeping him off of it. By Saturday he was saying his foot hurt. I know it's his foot, because he will crawl around playing puppy on his knees. Our pediatrician's office is opened on Saturday, so I took him in. The doctor wanted us to get a CT scan done (stat). But, you can't do that on the weekend without being admitted (NO WAY)!!! Silas' pediatrician made some phone calls and got it done right away. When my God takes care of things, he does it right. We got the scan done and were out of the hospital in about fifteen minutes. Thirty minutes later the doctor called to tell me the scan showed nothing, the scans were clear. He sounded surprised, and I realized then that he was looking for tumor growth. I am relieved, but now I'm still wondering what is wrong. A few hours later I realize he said the scans are clear. The scan was from the pelvis area to the toes. He had metastatic growth in his legs. I am left wondering, does he mean no new growth, on does he mean my definition of clear? But it's Saturday and the office is closed. Also, these were preliminary results, though they were read by a radiologist. I waited as long as I could, telling myself it will wait until I take Silas in on Wednesday. But, I couldn't wait and called the office this morning to see if their definition of clear matched mine. They called me back this afternoon and gave me the same answer. The radiologist says the scan "shows no metastatic growth". They do not know where the tumors were, so this may not mean anything to them. We still want to get scans in another two months or so, more detailed scans. But, my God hasn't changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!!!
Boaz loved for us to color with him. And we would every time, just to see his face light up. When we colored he loved to scribble on it, just to tease us. Then he would look at us with that michievous look and smile his gorgeous smile.
Sometimes children say the funniest things. Other times it's soooo typical that you aren't sure weather to laugh, or cry!!!
Stonewall: "I'm gonna go to Walmart and buy an airhorn, then I'm gonna use it to wake up Sister at 6:30!" Then he laughs hysterically!!!
Timothy (7): When I grow up my house is gonna be shaped like an alligator. You'll have to go in the mouth to get in, then slide down and people will scream!"