Saturday, September 10, 2016
Little Scare (surgery)
Dallin had this tiny bump on his forearm that the doctor noted last year in his physical. The following year when he went back for another physical it was much much bigger almost tripled in size. The Doc wouldn't sign off on his physical till we got it looked at by a pediatric surgeon that specializes in cancer. Obviously your heart drops when you hear that word. I couldnt even begin to out into words how scared I was. The specialist said it definitely didnt look good, and need to be taken out right away. They did the surgery and he had to stay away from track practice (physical activity) for 2 weeks which was driving him nuts. We waited on pins and needles for the results to come back that its wasn't malignant. It was a tumor that was benign. Now we just do a check up every 6 months to make sure its not growing back. But we have a healthy happy boy again. My heart really goes out to parents of kids with cancer. Our little scare was nothing compared to what they go through but it gave me a taste of the kind of fear they must live daily and I think it is the kind of hardship no ONE should ever have to endure. Its one thing to be sick yourself. Its whole other kind of hell watching your kid be sick. All that being said as you can tell from the picture Dallin was very upbeat and had a great sense of humor about the whole thing.