We started the month celebrating Dillon's 13th birthday. He was lucky and had the day off school so we went to go get Maddi and celebrate with her. It was rainy that day so we couldn't be outside but we found some ways to have fun anyways ☺ We started with a gumball eating contest at the mall. Dillon won and no one choked!
The rest of the month flew by. Our weekends were spent at volleyball games, football jamborees and cross country meets. Mondays and Fridays were spent at the football field too. Makenna sang the National Anthem at a couple of varsity volleyball games. It has been so fun to watch them all do their thing this fall!
The rest of the month, in between games and trying to get to work, I spent hanging out at various doctor's offices. Since I had my uveitis come back at the end of the summer, I was required to get more blood work done and have a physical. My first round of blood work filled 9 vials. When I went in for my physical I was told that one of the tests came back with high results so they wanted to break it down and see what was causing to be high. I had 5 more vials of blood taken that time. While I waited for those results it was suggested I have a mammogram. First one ever. A few days later I was called back saying my blood work showed positive for lupus and that I needed to go in for a second mammogram because they found a suspicious spot. I also had to go to a rheumatologist for further testing for lupus. Second mammogram resulted in needing an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed I needed a biopsy. The rheumatologist said no to lupus but had me take a chest xray for something else that I don't know the name of. The xray came back clear so he had me have a CT scan of my chest. That also came back clear. In the meantime I had my biopsy consultation and scheduled my biopsy. The next day I went in for an MRI on my brain to check for MS. Two days after that, I had my biopsy. Five days later everything came back clear, no MS no cancer! The cause of my uveitis is still unknown and it was frustrating to go through all of that and still have no answers but I am grateful that it was not any of those things they were testing me for! I also had a small cyst removed from my head (I thought it was a mole) and got my flu shot! I should be good for a while! In 6 months I will go for a follow up mammogram. Next month I will go in for a follow up for my eyes to make sure they are still clear. Hopefully that will be all that my future holds in the way of medical things.
During this Zeke also failed another hearing test. We had to take him in for a CT scan of his head. It showed nothing. That means that fly that used to live in his head really did eat his brain! We will do yearly checks of his hearing to make sure that things are not getting worse. Right now it is very mild and only certain tones so it does not seem to affect him. Hopefully it will stay that way!
So... that was our month of September! I am hoping for a much slower October as fall sports wind down and doctor visits end.
Oh! And we also got a new dog! Nellie, a very sweet Irish Wolfhound! I love her!