The lump on my son’s head appears to be getting smaller and the doctor thinks that it may be a boil or cyst that requires no further treament.
Now the not so good news….the doctor is concerned about the blood test results…she said that Wonderboy has a borderline Iron deficiency, but more troubling still is that the tests revealed he has an abnormal amount of red blood cells in his body.
The doctor explained that this could mean that he was born with an abnormal amount of red blood cells, or more worrying, that there is an underlying cause for him now having more red blood cells than he should have.
So Wonderboy has to have another blood test in three weeks and if it is still the case that the bloods are causing concern, she will refer us to the hospital, more specifically, to a haematologist who specialises in blood disorders.
Well, I’ve googled ‘raised red blood cell count’ and the worst case scenario is about as gloomy as it can get, so I’m praying that this is something else, something that isn’t sinister.
The doctor says it could be something like polycythaemia, but that it is rare in people under 60 years of age….my son is only 12….still we have a long way to go before anything is confirmed.
Now there’s another month of waiting, and googling and worrying to come….y’know, when I asked God for an increase in patience, I really wasn’t expecting him to have me develop it quite like this…
Thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers, may I please ask you to continue to hold Wonderboy in prayer until his blood problems are diagnosed or have gone altogether?
God Bless you
p.s. Have any of you ever had any experience of having too many red blood cells, I wonder?