June 14, 2005

Prayers Answered

While we don't have a definitive answer on the reason for my son's swollen lymph nodes and the on-again/off-again fevers, the oncologist assured us cancer was not a concern. He suspects either a parasite or virus. He's going to have the lab check for the parasite and/or viruses he suspects could be responsible for the symptoms.

This is a huge relief. Although we were told his lymph nodes may remain inflammed for several weeks, months or years, we shouldn't worry unless more dramatic symptoms appear. Random fevers are also to be expected and shouldn't send us running to the doctor's office.

I can deal with that.

Oh, and that unsightly cyst he's had since birth? Unless it becomes infected, it's harmless.

For those of you who said a quick prayer, thank you. I truly believe we were blessed today.