Monday, September 11, 2006

We're off to see the orthopod ....

I emailed Jack's St. Louis ortho today because the "bumps" on Jack's back are making me very nervous. They just don't feel like something that belongs there (ie. the spinous processes) - they are not smooth and are almost pointy and they seem to be sticking out more with each passing day. What if it is hardware ... what then? Anyway, I mentioned all of this to the ortho and asked if he thought Jack should be seen by our local doc sooner than next month, to which he replied he should be seen this week. Jack's local ortho fit him in first thing Wed. morning. After that appointment, it's off to the orthotist's office, who also gratiously agreed to fit us in. When I called and asked if there was any possibility our orthotist could see Jack, I was told "for Jack, Brett would do anything". How awesome is that?!

My pediatrician called and said he doesn't believe any of the numbers from Jack's most recent labs are accurate, so he ordered more labs today. He said all Jack's labs should be "stat" because if the blood sits around for any length of time, the results can be messed up. I called home when the nurse came to draw the blood and asked if they knew it was a stat order. He said that the doctor's orders didn't say stat. Hmmmm... In any event, he said he was headed directly to the lab. Let's hope Jack's numbers are all good.

On a very sad note, my friend ... Bob Cimarelli passed away today from pancreatic cancer. He has two young children who will miss their daddy greatly. Go fly with the angels my friend.


Anonymous said...

Ann, HUG HUG!! I am sorry for the loss of your friend. I hope you get some answers with Jack's appointments. Sorry I haven't been reading your blogs lately. I've missed sweet Jack!! Hugs, Whitney

Anonymous said...


I am sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

I was hoping that getting home would just make everything better for Jack...I hope things turn around quickly.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are getting Jack in earlier with the dr. I hope that they can figure out what is going on.

I am very sorry for the loss of your friend. I will keep his family in my prayers.

Hugs, Sandra

Anonymous said...

glad they could see him so soon...I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything looks ok.

thinking of you guys!!
xo christina

carrie said...

Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your friend.
Please let me know how things go with Jack's appointments. I hope everything is OK.
Love ya

julie worthington said...

Dear Ann
So sorry that Jack has to see the doctor, I really miss his smile.I hope you get some answers.

Sorry to hear about the passing of your friend, sending lots of hugs across the pond for you and his family.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I've been hearning about a lot of people dying of cancer just lately. It makes me sad, not to mention scared. I sure hope Jack's appts. go well. How much does one little guy need to endure?