Waiting is the hardest part - Page 2
We drove to the lab quickly and had her blood drawn - much worse than experiencing a few shots in her opinion. We were told the results would be in within a couple days and not to worry until we know something. Easier said than done.
That night I got home and began researching anything and everything I could on hypothyroidism in children. I found quite a bit of information - most of it kind of scary without knowing exactly what to look for. I waited out the rest of the weekend knowing I wouldn't hear anything until Monday.
Monday and Tuesday came and went. I called for the results and have yet to hear back. I'm not sure how I would feel if the results came back that she did, indeed, have a thyroid problem. I'm not sure how I would feel if the results came back that she doesn't have a thyroid problem. Either way we have a child who is struggling with growth issues - never an easy feat.
So, I sit here and wait. I wait for the phone to ring. I wait to find out if our daughter's medical needs are about to change for the rest of her life. And, waiting is hard.
An original Deep South Moms Blog Post. ChristinaY is a freelance writer and mother of three. In between tantrums and loads of laundry she's working on her PhD. She blogs about her adventures and misadventures at hooey!critic