Answers…?

example of sinus ct

Just to play a quick catch up, Ashton (our youngest who is 5) has felt pretty crummy for the past 3 months.  She daily complains that her throat feels like throw up and that her head hurts.  She is constantly exhausted…falling asleep even before bedtime…complains that her body hurts and looks just wiped out.  In October, she had strep, but continued to feel poorly after she was over that.  We thought it might be mono…tests came back negative.  Started her on an agressive antibiotic which seemed to help her feel better, until the medicine was finished.

By the working of the Lord, we got in to see a wonderful doctor in Denton, Dr. Goff.  He is proactive and aggressive…but his office wasn’t accepting new patients.  For reasons beyond us, he agreed to see Ashton this morning!

Today Ashton had a Head CT, chest x-ray, and complete blood workup to see if we can figure out why she feels so yucky all the time.  Tonight the Dr. called us – himself – to say that he was looking at her scans from today.  The chest xray came back normal…nothing to cause alarm.  Her CT came back showing a major sinus infection.  This explains why she felt better when on antibiotics but quickly felt bad again when the medicine was finished.  He’s starting us on 3-6 week treatment for the sinus infection, and he said he would be calling us as her labs came in to keep us updated on what he finds.  LOVE THIS MAN!!!  I did not have to call his office a hundred times for results…I didn’t have to talk to a nurse as a go-between…Hallelujah!

So it seems we are on the way to finding answers.  I can’t imagine how she must feel if she’s had a 3 month-long sinus infection.  We’re just waiting to hear back about the blood results to see if there’s anything else that is causing her to feel so yucky.

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3 Comments

  1. adeffenbaugh said,

    January 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Praise God!!!! The poor little thing….but so much a relief to have a visual answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. sdkulwicki said,

    January 16, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    We rejoice with you Alan and Jamie! I know you must have been terrified. Praying the blood work is clear and this will be the answer. So thankful the Lord worked this doctor’s schedule out for you and her. We will pray for her complete healing.

  3. mybeautifulchaos said,

    January 16, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    LOL! I just posted a comment on Ashton on the entry below. Chalk that up to the first week back at school and I am tired! XOXOXO


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