Monday, June 13, 2011
AJ Every Day: June 13th
We took a photo of the little dude at his very first appointment with Dr. Ridlehoover. He was just a few days old and still a little yellow but cleared from needing the bili bed anymore. 24 hours later we saw her again when she sent us to the hospital because AJ was having seizures. We took another at his one year well check, the day he received the vaccination that landed him in the hospital for a transfusion a couple of weeks later. We took the two year picture today, a few minutes after he received his MMR vaccine.
I'm not going to lie. This mama is terrified that there is some sort of picture taking curse and that shot is going to trigger another ITP episode. The good news is I know what to look for this time. The bad news is there isn't a darn thing we can do about it. If it's going to happen, it will happen. And if he does wind up with ITP again (the MMR vax is the number one documented trigger) then we'll wind up in the hospital. It doesn't matter if we catch it early, the only treatment is a transfusion. And the only way to do the transfusion is to spend the night in the hospital.
So we wait. If it's going to be bad, we'll start seeing something in 10-14 days. So let's all say a quick prayer that we're not taking AJ's daily photo on June 24th on the 4th floor of Children's Hospital Fox Valley, kay?