Yesterday we had a late appointment in Iowa City. I hate late afternoon appointments because they are never on time, but at the same time, I don't want Blake to have to miss preschool, so for the time being, late afternoon it is!
I'm not sure if I've ever blogged about the blood clot they discovered in Blake's leg following him going septic? If so, just skip this part. Anyway, they discovered the clot one of the million times we were in last year and it was due to one of the lines they had in his leg. I had to give him blood thinner shots every day for awhile and then after some bloodwork hematology said we could stop the shots and then just do vascular u/s checks every few months.
Well, yesterday was a vascular ultrasound to check his right leg. Normally Blake cries when we start and then settles down. Yesterday, no big deal. He held my hand and kept an eye on the guy doing the ultrasound. He even told the guy a couple of times that the gel was too hot!
Following that, we had time to burn between that 3:30 PM check and our 4:40 PM consult with the hematology doc. So, we did what we always do - visit our friends in peds dialysis! That bunch is truly the best. We love them like family and always say hi every chance we get!
When she got there she had great news: Blake's been off his blood thinner shots for a year and his clot hasn't changed and appears stable SO WE NO LONGER NEED TO COME BACK FOR ANY MORE FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS!!! Are you sensing my excitement? The doctor said and I quote: Cross this doctor off the list. Um, happily! :)
So, today, we are celebrating getting to cross the hematology department off the list. Yay for that!