Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Last of the lumps

Luke had his 3 year old well-visit today. (Yes, I'm well aware that his birthday was almost a month ago.) We saw our regular pediatrician, who had just begun reading about Luke's cancer scare (in his chart) as he walked into the exam room... He gave him a thorough exam and agreed with the four previous doctors (and all the labs & images) that Luke had nothing more than an infection. His swelling is way down, and everything else about him is great! He recommended that we cancel next week's surgical follow-up, and we are more than happy to do just that!

Thanks so much to each of you who prayed and inquired about Luke. We are so grateful for your support.

If you're interested in stats... He's off the charts in height (and 1 1/2" taller than Zach was at this age) and 95th percentile in weight. Zach's first pediatrician projected that he would grow to be 6'5". We are curious to see if he was right; and are equally curious to see if Luke will surpass his brother one day. There is no doubt that our boys are tall.

Neither of the boys is due for shots at well-exams this year - praise the Lord. Luke didn't cry today, but he was scared and tried hiding under my shirt. Dr. N was amazing and took things at Luke's pace. Luke warmed up quickly and didn't protest to the flu mist he and Zach both received at the end of the visit. I would have to say that this was the BEST trip we've made to our pediatrician's office all summer! And boy did we need that.

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