My Charlie had quite a Dr's visit!!!
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|Mon, 03-31-2003 - 6:15pm|
But.. On Friday, I was shopping with Charlie at Sam's Club and I noticed that his fingernails were blueish/purple. So were his lips. I didn't think anything of it cause I had taken him off the bottle and he wasn't drinking more than 6 ounces a day. So I went home and put him back on the bottle. An action for which I am sure to seriously regret later. Anyway, Sunday I came home from a movie and DH said that Charlie looked blue. Sure enough, lips, hands, fingernails, blue. This is not a pretty color. But it went away and we passed it off as "he must have been cold". Today(Monday), I was in the house and Charlie wanted me to sit down with him to read a book. I noticed the blue again, although it seemed worse than Sunday. Charlie wasn't very eager to move around much but he did pink up after about an hour but now my mommy radar was going off. You know that feeling? I just knew this wasn't something to pass off. This was 2:00 pm and the dr appt. was at 4. The first thing I mention to the Dr. is the blueness. She looks at everything else (for the check up) then starts asking me a lot of questions of the circumstances of the episodes of blue. He could of been cold on Friday, having just come in from outside, Sunday, Charlie had been at the park but he was home at least a half hour before I saw him and it lasted a half hour after that. Today, he wasn't outside at all. The Dr. asked if I noticed him holding his breath. I hadn't thought of that so I don't know. She is obvoiusly concerned, and I got scared. She ran a full blood work, a chest x-ray and a pulse ox. Here is the good part - all are normal. The x-ray has to be done again tomorrow cause it wasn't clear enough. So, if these episodes continue to happen, we see a cardiologist for a heart monitor halter to see what is happening to Charlie when these blue episodes happen. Hmmmm.
I'm sitting on this fence right now. On one side, everything is great. There is strength and health over there. On the other side is fear and dread. Is this making any sense? I am scared and I don't want to be scared, my mind tells me that all is going to be OK. Right? I hate this so much! This really is the hardest part of being a Mommy.
Thank you all for listening. My DH has class tonight and I needed to get this off my chest.