Saturday 21st May 2005
There's no way difficult to compaire the Alex from
last summer and the Alex we have now. When diagnosed,
Alex was a baby, unable to walk and without much
energy to crawl. Now we have a little boy with a full
head of strawberry blond hair (due for a cut) and
enough energy to light-up a medium sized town.
Our littlest monster is still going for check-up's
every month and irregular heart checks. The last
check-up showed an elevated white blood cell count,
which could have indicated a relapse and that the
leukaemia was back. Fortunatley it was just a chest
infection that the cells were fighting and that means
he was relativley healthy. Since birth Alex has
glue ear , which is the root
cause of the chest infection and the route cause of
the regular colds he has. His appointment the the
ear, nose and throat speciallist was brough forward.
During the consulation, Alex was booked in for
grommets to be fitted. Once fitted, the grommet
should help relieve the glue ear and hopefully reduce
the number of infections.
The last few heart tests (electro cardiograph and
echo cardiogram?) have shown that there is a problem
with Alex's heart. The consultant was hoping that the
heart would have sorted itself out by the last scan
but nope, so he's booked in for yet another.
Alex is still going through a lot but it could be
worse. Almost every time I arrive home, the first
thing I think of is that he nearly was not with us.
Every smelly nappy, spilt drink, bite mark on my leg,
muddy footprint - every smile is a bonus.