Monday, June 12, 2017

Medical Monday - Pathology

The pathology reports came back. Results are: The moles are CLEAN!!! We’re so excited about that news. The crevasses they left are healing and don’t seem to keep him from doing anything. We’ve been doing a mixture of essential oils, witch hazel pads, neosporin and bandaids. He’s been a fairly good patient and when we went for his annual “sports physical” today, the doctor said they were healing amazingly well.

Another bonus to report… When we started the growth hormones last fall, Jaydon was just over 4.5 feet tall and pushing 80 pounds. Today, he’s 5 foot 3 inches! He is over the 100 pound mark, weighing in at 105 pounds. He’s overly excited because he’s got a good 3 inches and 20 pounds on his 12 year old brother. (They were very close to the same in November)

We aren’t sure how long we’ll be on the growth hormones. That will be determined by his labs, continuing good health, and eventually his bone scans.

Keep up your the good work, Prayer Warriors! We appreciate each and every one of them!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Won Hundred Word Wednesday - Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction: A piece of fiction that is extremely brief, typically only a few hundred words or fewer
The Challenge: Write a piece in 100 words or less using the prompt...
The Prompt: the hunter’s car was crawling quietly down the street

*I took the liberty of taking out the word 'was' because it made more sense with my piece...

Her heart fought with her breath for room in her throat. Darkness surrounded her as she hunched next to a gnarled tree on the neglected yard. Is he gone? She leaned forward and dared to peek out onto the street. She lunged back into the shadows as a stake whistled past her ear. I’ve been found!
She bolted into a thicket, hoping to lose him in the bramble, branches clawed at her clothes. She glanced over her shoulder, the ancient blood thickening in her veins. Lights pierced the darkness as she saw the hunter’s car crawling quietly down the street…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Medical Monday - Moles

Jaydon has had several moles growing to bothersome proportions. The ones that have been bugging him are right at his waist line. Every time he’d pull his jeans up, they’d get irritated. There’s also one on his neck that will be bothersome when he starts shaving regularly.

I toyed with the idea of getting them removed during school, but in the end, I decided to wait until summer. What’s a couple of weeks, right?

So, here we sit. Him in his orange fleece shorts, worn for comfort following the procedure and me in my jeans & baggy t-shirt. I’m almost wishing I was wearing my knee brace but the embellishments on my jeans make wearing it uncomfortable. Fashion before sense, right? ;)

Anyway. The nurse and I looked over his back and noticed 4 moles there in addition to the one on his neck. We’ll let the doctor decide which ones to tackle and which ones will be spared. I figure, if we’re doing this, do it good! Poor kid will have even more scars to show off. It’ll be excellent!

He’s having a few nerves. I won’t say what I’m having but it’s probably nerves too. My stomach is jittery and I haven’t been able to eat yet today. It’s already past lunch time and the doctor is running late - the drive between facilities is fun sometimes.

We’re doing 3 moles on his back it looks like. The shots were the worst part. He screamed and begged them to stop. And they did, when they were done. It wasn’t soon enough for him and my phone went flying into the corner. I’m not sure at this point if he threw it or if he dropped it.

There was blood and slicing and dicing. The moles were dropped into a vial of preserving solution so they could be sent to the lab for evaluation. Dr. Joe said they looked great and were just growing because of the daily irritation his jeans caused. I almost wished I’d stood up to watch the whole thing, but I didn’t.

Jaydon has a nice collection of bandaids on his back and has been instructed not to shower for two days. The mole on his neck will be kept on the radar. Since it’s not on his face and is not in the way, they’re leaving it for now. Dr Joe did say that the neck mole is one he’d feel comfortable doing. Normally, if they’re on the face, he’ll refer us to a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon.

We’re crossing our fingers for good news from the lab - hopefully some time this week. :)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Writing Wednesday (On a Thursday)

I just finished reading The Captain and the Healer’s Heart (StarBride Chronicles Book 1) by Betsy Love.

The Captain and the Healer's Heart (StarBride Chronicles Book 1) by [Love, Betsy]
With an impending murder charge, Giada must escape Earth before the Amahrian enforcers find her. Desperate, she accepts an offer to be a StarBride to a wealthy governor on another planet. What she didn’t account for was the handsome and irksome pilot whose only thoughts are about profits.

Captain Skyler Rohn can’t go back to Earth; he’s a wanted man, and he needs money to prove his innocence. When a job offer comes in that pays handsomely to transport a StarBride, Skyler can’t resist. His ship damaged, Skyler’s only choice is to land on a habitable moon before their oxygen runs out. If only Giada and Skyler had met before she had agreed to be another man’s wife.

“A sweet romantic tale with adorable characters for people who enjoy reading light space opera.” – Katie Hamstead, author of the Amazon best-selling Kiya Trilogy

Betsy lovingly crafts such a heartwarming tale. I enjoyed watching this tale take shape. She does an excellent job of explaining the foreign space words. The world she creates is beautiful; I could see it in my mind’s eye. Thanks for a great read, Ms. Love!