I brought Gavin to the doctor for a well child check-up on Friday. He was not happy about the visit! He cried when we walked in the door. He cried when I took his clothes off to be weighed. He cried when we weighed him. He cried when the doctor checked his ears. He cried when the doctor looked in his mouth. After the doctor left the room he settled down.....but just in time for the nurses to come in to give him his shots! The nurses and I prepared ourselves for his outraged cry. They stuck him with the 2 needles. We waited..........No Cry! I can't figure him out. He cries when he gets a bath.(Most children love baths!) He cries when I put a shirt over his head.(Not a big deal.) Yet he doesn't cry when he's stuck with a needle!?!? Go figure!
Last week I noticed a white growth growing under Gavin's tongue. The doctor looked at it and wants him to be seen by his ear, nose, throat doctor. It will have to be removed and then have a biopsy done on it. I had no idea what it could be, so I googled it. Bad idea! There were so many bad things that it could be, yet so many benign things that it could be. I'm just glad that we only have to wait until December 9 to get in to see this doctor. Please pray that it turns out to be nothing of concern. With Gavin having Down syndrome, there are increased chances of him coming down with so many diseases. Cancer is one of them. It's always at the back of my mind, after reading about so many children with Down syndrome having cancer. So, I'm a little worried. I'm not too worried, but worried. Please pray for my peace of mind until we find out what it could be. Thank you!
Other than that, Gavin checked out well. I'm thankful for this! This week, as we approach Thanksgiving, I am trying to focus on all that I have to be thankful for. I've decided that I have a lot to be thankful for and Gavin definitely tops the list! Here are some pictures of Gavin being thankful:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Gavin laughing as I tickle him!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~~~Gavin smiling one of his sweet little smiles!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Praise the Lord! Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." Psalm 106:1