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. :)

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