- Charlie's PFT's had dipped since his last clinic and I was stressed out about it. Was he growing a bug? Were we going to see evidence of scarring on his chest x-rays?
- Vitamin levels at our last annual were a bit off - nothing to warrant a GI consult but something to keep an eye on. With no dietician or GI present at this clinic visit who was going to interpret the lab results? Leave the lungs to the lung doctor and the vitamins to the dietician. How was I going to cover this base without her or our GI guy?
- I hadn't had a good run in a while which meant I hadn't had a good cry either. I usually have my preclinic breakdown between miles 3 and 5 of any given run. So not having a good, long one messed that up big time.
The pharmacologist read vitamin levels and concurred with the pulmonologist that all levels except Vitamin D were well within normal range; the vitamin D low most likely due to the dark winter months so more whole milk for now.
Just prior to leaving some three hours later each kid gave up a nice juicy pflegm ball that would be our ticket out: throat cultures. We would get the call four days post visit that all was well. No pseudomonas. No B.Cepacia. No funky bugs. I guess in the end that's all I wanted: the assurance that comes with clean bill of health. Isn't that what we all want for our kids?
So I'm good now, good for the next three months.
Until the next clinic visit.
Until The General is back in town.