Friday, September 28, 2007

Sometimes I just drive myself NUTS with Google

Is anyone having any problems with Yahoo email? Because I am. I haven't been able to log on for two days now. I think I logged on briefly yesterday morning, but the rest of the day, and so far today, have both been hopeless. If anyone on the east coast has felt the ground slightly vibrating in regular intervals, it is only because I've been slamming my forehead against my desk each time I try to log onto Yahoo-never-change-from-white-screen-leave-me-hanging-email. Grrrrr!!!! Any tips?

So, tomorrow, the Sunshine family gets to wake up at the crack of dawn ... actually, before dawn ... so we can leave our house by 7:00 AM, which will still be DARK, drive 2 hours, and enjoy a day out with Thomas the Tank. Fun times, I tell you. After paying $32 for two adult tickets, driving two hours, paying $60 in gas, having one 25 minute train ride, buying lunch out, sticking on temporary tattoos of friends from Sodor, and spending obscene amounts of money on buying memorabilia ... well, let me just tell you ... the look on his face had better be priceless. Just kidding. The things we do for our children!

And while we are talking about Hunter ... he had a mysterious fever of 101 degrees yesterday, and 100 today. We're just coming off of the bout we had with Roseola and the high, HIGH fevers related to that. I'm just worried to death about all these fevers he keeps getting. As you might remember, I mentioned in THIS POST that his white blood cell count was low. The doctor wanted us to have his blood drawn again sometime this week, to make sure his counts were going back up properly because if not, it would be indicative of something other than a viral infection. Of course, stupid me decided to ASK what it might be indicative of ... and she responded, "Leukemia. But I'm SURE it's not that." Thanks. That left an ever so warm and fuzzy feeling in my over-active brain.

So we had planned to do it yesterday, but then he got another fever, and we have decided to postpone his traumatic blood leaching for Monday. But the odd fevers, the constant little colds, and the low cell count all have me just a bit worried. And, being that I'm Dr. Google, and all that, I googled what a normal white blood cell count in children would be, and found that it should be somewhere between 4,000 and 10,800 cells per microliter. Now, I'm not a nurse, a doctor, or anything like that ... well, I'm Dr. Google, but other than that, I'm just a mom ...who just happened to see the lab report and the doctor showed me that his WBC count was 400.

Is it possible that I saw right? FOUR HUNDRED???? When it should be 4,000 at the lowest?

Can you understand why I'm freaking out?

I must have read something wrong. That must be it... I'm calling the doctor's office to double check. And then I'm going to go back on line and continue freaking myself out with Google. Well ... maybe not that ...

I know. I'll continue trying to get into my email. The surest form of distraction must be torture.

Y'all have a wonderful weekend! Choooo -- Choooo!!

11 comments:

Kelli said...

We had one of those "moments" about a year ago with Jonathan. His something or another (I've totally blocked the entire conversation by now) was low and along with other symptoms he was having - they said it was most likely Hodgekins. But, thanks for coming, we have to wait two weeks to be sure. Bu-bye now.

Turns out he had mono.

But yes, I googled myself to DEATH those two weeks.

So. I'm praying straight out for two things: that Hunter is just f.i.n.e. and that you have total peace over this weekend.

Just enjoy Mr. T and frineds and let God do what He does best. :)

From one Dr. Google to another.

peach said...

Praying for you, sweet friend. Have a blast with Thomas and all his friends. If you happen to get some cute shots of Hunter, please share the "priceless" moments!

Katrina said...

I'll be praying for you and little Hunter. I am always consulting "Dr. Internet" and freaking myself out. Based on my research, Logan has had a flesh-eating virus, pneumonia, and Crohn's disease in the last couple months. Sigh...

Enjoy Thomas -- I'm sure Hunter will absolutely love it!

Sandy said...

My first thought: mono? But not sure if he can get it that young?
No problem with yahoo at all for me! I wonder what's up ...
I'll keep checking back about status of Hunter, and praying!
Sandy

Stacey said...

Oh Gibee, I'm praying for you and Hunter. Maybe it was all just misread and he's fine. I'm thinking it will all just go away and be a miracle!

Have fun riding the train!!

Jami said...

I haven't been by to comment in a while... life has been a tad bit hectic... but I thought that I would comment real fast while I had a second. I will be praying for you and your little guy!!! How unnerving... I too consider myself Dr. Google with all the research that I do!! Oh my stars... I drive myself crazy researching things about myself and about my son!!! I will be praying for you guys though and anxiously awaiting the results!!! Hope you enjoyed your weekend and made lots of beautiful memories!!! **hugs** <3 Jami

LvlyRita said...

As long as you take lots of pics of Hunter with Thomas, he'll remember. My kids do best when I show them pictures, even right after the event, to recount how the day went.

And doctors seem to enjoy giving the worst news possible. Probably so we don't don't mind the expense when it turns out to not be what they predicted.

Jami said...

Praying the blood work went well today!!! ***hugs*** <3 Jami

Kathleen Marie said...

I switched to gmail and life has been pleasant ever since. I just love it.

Shalee said...

Oh my GiBee. I'm praying for Hunter AND your peace of mind right now!

And I avoid being a internet doc because just my luck, I'll come up with something that is just so cool to have, only to find out that it was a new strain of cold or something... I would just be disappointed to earth's end.

flippflop said...

Hey chicka!! Update when you can about Hunter. Hope he is okay.