Well, my oldest did not need stitches. A little steri-strip to hold the edges together seemed to do the trick. Whew! No need to feel like worst mom of the year today!
My youngest, on the other hand, seems to be up to his usual tricks. The doctor has decided to refer him out to a specialist, one that deals with blood infections and oncology. He told me not to panic but you know a small (okay, big) part of me can't help but to freak out a little.
I can't imagine anything worse than something happening to my boys. These temps and swollen lymph nodes (it has progressed from just along his neck to his neck and armpits now) scare the shit out of me. I can't help it.
Needless to say I called my mom and asked her to start praying and then I promptly did a little on bended knee action myself. I'm not usually the type so you know this has got the worry juices flowing. I tend to say my thank yous and pleases when I'm in bed just before drifting off to sleep.
His appointment is on Friday. If you believe in God and don't mind adding another little name to your prayer list, his name is Gage and we have no idea what's going on with him. Remember when I found out he had had Mono? Well, they had tested him for Leukemia at the same time and that came out just fine. Hopefully whatever is causing these lymph nodes to swell and his temperature to spike is easily fixed.