Friday, March 20, 2009

Guess who's 10 months old!!

The cutest, snuggliest baby around, that's who!!

Can you believe it?? In two months we're be celebrating a whole year!!!
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Worrying is like a rocking chair.....it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere
This was the best advice I got this week and I received it from my baby brother! (who's not such a baby..he'll be an RN in two months)
I didn't want to post anything about this until we knew more, but we had a bit of a scare this week. We drew Matthew's routine labs for his seizure medications on Tuesday. Wednesday morning I got two phone calls from two different physicians by 9:30. Seems Matthew's white blood cell count (which will be from here on out simplified to WBC) was 56 thousand. That is EXTREMELY high. Normal ranges around 5-10 thousand. WBC's are an indicator for a couple things. They are usually elevated during infection (Matthew is not and was not sick), and sometimes they can be a bit elevated due to seizure activity. Matthew's usually run around 15 thousand, due to his seizures. One other reason, (and there are not too many other reasons) is Leukemia. And both doctors had a very high concern that this could be our problem. His pediatrician had us come back in again on Wednesday and redraw just in case it was wrong for some reason. Wednesday his WBC's were 30 thousand. So still too high. She also sent this blood to pathology to determine if the cells were abnormal{indicating leukemia}. We drew lab work again yesterday, saw our pediatrician today and drew lab again today. The pathology results......NORMAL!! Thank you Jesus. I was terrified this week; absolutely terrified.. so a big weight has been lifted. His WBC's today were 18 thousand, so almost back to Matthew's normal. Why were they so high? We don't know. There is the possibility that Matthew had a large seizure we did not witness that could've maybe caused it, but we're not sure. Matthew's doctor is consulting a hemotologist (doctor who deals with blood disorders) to make sure that we're not missing anything, but she checked him over today and gave him a clean bill of health.
There is always drama at the Soldatke household, isn't there???

9 comments:

Echoes of Mercy said...

First of all...what GREAT pictures of Matthew!!! Can't believe he's 10 months old already! How time flies...

Second...oh, what a scare for you this week! SO very glad that the tests came back negative for lukemia.

Prayers continue...

Shelly H. said...

Happy 10 Months Matthew! Some of the cutest pictures EVER! So glad that your tests were negative!!! We are all praying -- Hagens

Michelle said...

Oh he is soooo handsome! This age is so exciting because they start losing that sort of pudgy, all babies look the same, face and start getting the face that tells you about their personality.

And oooh, what a week it must have been for you! Hugs all around and thankful prayers that it all turned out fine!

Sherri said...

10 months?!?! Already! He looks so handsome in the photos. Sounds like you had a rollercoaster week. I will be praying for answers. Give him a kiss from us!

Sweetest Girl in the World said...

What a sweet, handsome boy!! Matthew and Audrey share the same birthday month! I can't believe it's been almost a year!

I'm so sorry you had such a scary week, but am so thankful the results came back Normal. Thanking the Lord as I type this. My prayers and thoughts are always with your family.

Gosh, he so adorable!

Kristen said...

What a relief to hear the results were NORMAL!! I bet it was long days or hours waiting to hear the report! If worry was good for our bodies and helped us stay younger, you would definitely have the energy of a 4 year old!!

You took perfect pictures of Matthew. {I'm assuming you took those.} He is so handsome. Cayman fell in love all over again!

Our prayers never stop for you all!

Anonymous said...

OMG, he is just so cute! What a darling boy. Congradts on him, he is perfect.

Carla said...

Congrats on being the cutest, snuggliest 10 month old Matthew!
And many thanks are being lifted up for negetive test results!

Lisa said...

You had me scared! I was so relieved to see the word 'normal'! Whew!

10 months! Getting so big! {I love all his hair! Do you style it?}