Apparently, everyone didn't get the memo, because he was fishing long before he was ever poked!
They drew his initial blood, then gave him his meds. Then we had some waiting to do...so, we had some time to play :)
The next time they drew his blood, he got pale and had the same "look". I asked if he could be lightheaded and the nurse then explained to me that the drugs they gave him have one side effect...nausea and vomiting. The other nurse quickly went and grabbed a puke pan and a towel, obviously she knew his fate. Nurse 1 explained that sometimes they will get really pale...(yep, check there)...and their lips can turn grayish...(yep, check again). He slouched over and was pretty much "done". Not long after, I was cuddling him in the momma's boy kind of way when he started to vomit. Falcon said that he never saw me move so fast...but by golly...we didn't miss his puke pan :)
|A side effect of the med soon hit him...and he spent the next few hours like this|
Once he had iv fluids going for a while, he started perking back up and he started playing again. Soon after, he had his last blood draw and got an Icee treat. He swore it was soda and needless to say, he was very happy.
|He deserved this treat, don't you think?|
|Breakfast in bed|
He got his "Certificate of Bravery" and went home feeling great.
Now, we anxiously await for when we will get the results that we pretty much already know...he is Growth Hormone Deficient. What happens if it actually comes back normal, then what? What happens if it comes back as abnormal as we think it is? Then, why is he deficient...is it a pituitary tumor, an infection, a syndrome, or no real reason at all? What testing will they do next, what else will he have to go through, what are we facing then? Do we take the risks (diabetes, cancer, etc) and chose Growth Hormone Therapy if it's simply a deficiency? So many questions!!! So much uncertainty and so much worry!!!!
At least we are one step closer. We are either ruling something out or confirming what we think we know.
All I know right now, is that I have one amazing, happy, smart and brave LITTLE boy!
|He was such a BRAVE boy today!|