We got the results of Aaron’s blood work last week. They found a genetic an0maly that causes his blood to clot too much, which is why he had the blood clot that caused his stroke.
So what does that mean for Aaron?
It means, that with a few restrictions, Aaron can go back to being a 10 year old kid. No surgery! Whew!
He has to take (well, continue to take) baby aspirin every day along with 1 mg of folate. These will help to keep his blood from over clotting and prevent another stroke from happening. He will most likely have to take those for the rest of his life. In my opinion, that’s a small price to pay for his continued good health.
His other restrictions are that he can never play any sort of contact sport or engage in activities where the risk of hitting his head are high. So that means no football, hockey, martial arts, etc. Fortunately, baseball is good, but he is still out for this season. =(
So, I’m sure that by now, you are wondering what my title is alluding to, right? Aaron is good, no surgery, everything’s cool…what could possibly be happening now?
Taylor needs surgery.
I know, crazy, right?!
So while we were dealing with all of Aaron’s issues, we noticed a rather large bump on her groin area. We only happened to see it because she was crying after her bath ( it is only visible if she is causing some sort of strain to the area…laughing, crying, etc.). I knew right then that it was a hernia.
I took her to the doctor on Tuesday and they told me what I had feared: she will need to have surgery to correct the hernia. We had avoided surgery with one problem and need it for another.
We are going to see a pediatric surgeon next month. I’m guessing that the surgery will be in late May or early June. It really hasn’t hit me yet…I’m sure it will once we meet with the surgeon. Then I’ll be a wreck for sure.
I’m just hoping that once this is done, that my kids stay healthy for a while! We are having a difficult year when it comes to that!
I want to extend my thanks to all of you that lent your support our way during Aaron’s health scare. Just knowing that all of you cared and were concerned about us during that trying time means the world to all of us.
As we begin to face another trying time, I only ask that you keep us in your hearts and pray for us (especially Taylor!) Thanks so much!