20 January 2010

We Found Out What's Wrong

Our pediatrician's office called yesterday evening with the results of my nine-year-old's blood tests. Unfortunately, they did find something---but it isn't nearly as bad as it could have been.

It seems that within the past month, my daughter had strep. She never had any symptoms of it, so she was not treated (nor tested). Untreated strep, however, can do bad things to the body---really bad things. It can spread to different organs in your body and cause serious issues. Luckily, hopefully, we caught this before it had a chance to really spread and she is being treated for it.

The ironic thing is, I knew strep can do this and every time the children have any of the symptoms (sore throat, headache, stomache ache, fever), I have them tested. She had no symptoms at all of it this time (her sister, however, did have strep in December). It's rather frightening to think one could have a potentially serious disease and not know it until AFTER it starts causing problems!

Our doctor will recheck her for the joint pain, but likely she will be fine. I praise God that we found out what the issue is and that it's treatable. Some of the other things they were testing her for (such as leukemia) I couldn't bear to even consider! I want to thank everyone who was praying for her---words can't even express how much I appreciate those prayers!


  1. I hope everything is OK with your little one.

  2. Wonderful news!!! And this happened to my daughter Olivia when she was around 8 years old. She kept complaining that her legs hurt so off to the doctor we went, after about a week of listening to her complain. Some mom, huh? Anyway, it turned out to be strep also. And she had no other symptoms either!!! And you're right, strep can do terrible things to a body. So glad it turned out to be something that can be treated with antibiotics. Enjoy your day!!!!

  3. I am so glad you know what is goning on now...I know you are breathing a little easier now. Thank goodness for answered prayers.

  4. I'm very happy to hear that your daughter has been diagnosed and treated! I'm also believing that she will heal completely and that her body will return to complete and adorable perfection. :)

    It's good to share experiences. Because of what you've gone through, the rest of us can try to be more aware of strep symptoms. My kids have had it only once or twice and one of them didn't have any symptoms either. Only because a sibling had it, did she get tested.