For the past 3 months or so, Zachary has been complaining that "his head hurts". About a month ago, we took him to the hospital on post and the I brought up the possibility of a brain tumor.( my great grandma died from a brain tumor)He told me that if it was a tumor, Zachary would start complaining a lot more frequently about his head.( the pressure would become much more intense on his head)
Well, he has been complaining more. The final straw for me was when I picked him up from daycare and his teacher, Miss Lillian, told me that he has been complaining about his head hurting. It just didn't sit well with me, so I called an made him an appointment to get it checked out.
Today was the day.
He said that many things could cause his head to hurt. It could be stress( with his dad being gone and having a new baby sister), it could be allergies or a tumor. He stressed to me that he thinks its a low possiblity that a tumor is the real cause. He's 50/50 on the whole subject and said that he is slightly concerned that he complains about it in the morning only( which is common in tumors) He told me to keep an eye out for symptoms that include waking up out of a sound sleep saying his head hurts and throwing up out of the blue.
He ordered a CT scan for the 17th.
He told me that if the doctors let me go home on the 17th, then his results are probably normal. However, they will NOT let me leave if they found something abnormal. GREAT> That's both good and bad at the same time.
So now, we sit and wait till the 17th. I told his Daddy on IM just a bit ago and I think he's freaking out a bit. I hope I didn't make a mistake telling him. I couldn't handle it if something happened to him because he was distracted because I told him this now. I feel like I should have waited till the 17th to say something to him. I can't take it back though, so the chips are going to fall where they fall.
Please just say an extra prayer that everything turns out okay for my baby boy!!
I will keep you all updated!