Monday, January 09, 2006

taking Chet in today

I have to take Chet in to the doctor today. He and Matt and Kyle went in the backyward yesterday and thought it would be a good idea to swordfight with sticks, which is strictly forbidden. Kyle hit him across the stomach, and now he has a huge 3x2 bruise with knots in it. My heart is in my throat. For two years he hasn't show any signs of his aplastic anemia, but that bruise is an indicator that I can't stand to think about. I am praying his blood counts haven't dropped again.

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Chet is okay. To quote the nurse "If he had this big bruise for no reason, I would be very concerned. He was hit in the stomach with a stick, so I would expect to see a bruise like this on an aplastic kid." He goes in on Thursday morning to do the full check-up and full round of counts, but at least I know he isn't bleeding internally, and it was time to get counts done anyway. I don't think I was at all prepared for the flood of fear that washed over me when I saw that bruise today. We have been so careful to avoid bruises and colds with him, and the last time he had anything that looked like that he was rushed to ICU for immediate transfusions. I am so grateful that he is fine.

Now I have to go make sure there aren't any other sticks left, and I am cutting off any low branches on the tree. And tonight we are having a family discussion to reiterate all of the no wrestling, no swordfighting, no rough and tumble rules. This mom stuff is a bit aging sometimes.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Jenn, I'm praying for chet that everthing is going to be alright. Sarah M.

Katherine said...

My thoughts are with you and Chet. {{{Hugs}}} Please let us know how everything went.

Sue said...

Jenn- I hope things are okay??? Thinking of you and Chet!!

Angie said...

Oh Jenn,
I hope all goes well, you're both in my prayers! Let us know!

Marjorie said...

Keep us posted Jenn...prayers coming your way.

Anonymous said...

Jenn, I hope that Chet is ok, I will keep him and you in my prayers. WendiB

Angie said...

SO relieved to hear it all is fine! I'll keep my prayers going for the full work up/counts appt. (((Jenn))) Take a big deep cleansing breath and exhale slowly. LOL.

Jennie said...

Jenn, sorry to hear about Chet, and the worry it has caused you. I haven't heard of Chet's condition before, but it obviously serious one, I do hope everything checks out ok with all the tests. And isn't it so hard to stop boys being boys!!

Jolene said...

OMG! Im glad he is ok! I would be sooo scared too. Thank goodness!

~Caro~ said...

Whoa. TG he's ok!!!!

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