So, K had to have blood work done last week (they took blood from her arm - talk about traumatizing for both of us) due to all of her issues and a fever she had.
Our pediatrician sent us to Quest for the blood draw. I questioned why we weren't going to the Texas Children's lab as she had mentioned a few weeks ago (when we were having different lab work done) that she didn't like Quest to take infant?s blood. She said it wasn't an issue and Quest would be fine so off to Quest we went. I was told no news was good news.
We never heard anything.
Well I called the Pedi office today b/c I need copies of K's charts for our appointment with a GI tomorrow - this appointment was just scheduled today and we kind of got in the back door with my cousin's connections (he's a pedi GI in another state) so the specialist doesn?t have her charts yet.
So, the Pedi calls me back and tells me that she will get the charts copied and that she just got K's blood work results in (yeah right, I don't buy it, she forgot to call me with the results) and that we need to go to Texas Children's to have the blood work re-done b/c K's white blood cell count and platelet count both came back very low. Oh, and that she doesn?t trust Quest's analysis.
WhyTF did you have us go to Quest in the first place then? So now K has to get blood taken again tomorrow.
Oh, and don't google low WBC and platelets in infants - pretty much every link has the dreaded cancer word in it....yeah, I'm praying that Quest was wrong b/c I seriously cannot handle if her numbers are indeed low and the possibilities we may be facing....
I am trying not to freak out and am also scheduling our 4 month well baby with a new Pedi - I cannot stand to see our crazy pedi one more time.
I just want to catch a freakin break and I want my baby girl to be healthy and happy.