Monday, March 10, 2008

Worry wart . . .

Something new to worry about. Remember when McCartney was having issues with her legs hurting all the time. I took her to the doctor because she has Spina Biffida Occulta and I wanted to be sure she was fine. The pediatrician did some testing and sent us to the neurologist for a new MRI. Well, I called the peds office about the testing and the nurse said ti was fine. Today I took her to the docs for her illness over the weekend and it turns out the tests weren't fine at all.

McCarntey has an wonky ASO titer. Meaning she has elevated strep in her body. That is an issue that my mom and I both have and we get really nasty things associated with strep. When I was young I actually went into the early stages of kidney failure due to a strep infection. We both have had struggles with erythema nedosa and my mom has been told she will never completely rid her body of strep. Dr. Dillon is pretty concerned about this and thinks McCartney may have some post-streptococcal reactive arthritis. So, more blood work and something else for me to worry about . . .

2 comments:

Jo said...

Oh man! That is really awful! Don't know what to say, except I hope they can help her!

Kvatch said...

Damn that sounds nasty. I remember as a child getting strep all the time--my personal childhood malady.

Hopefully you'll be able to get rid of it for your daughter (?).