Today I make an appointment for my 17 year old to have a biopsy on her lymph node. They are hoping to rule out lymphoma. There are a million things it could be and my fears are focused on the one thing it might be.
This is my Canary Kid. If there is some weird illness out there, she'll get it. Last summer she had Pertussis. Yep. Whooping Cough. Doesn't that sound like she should be wearing a long skirt, trudging through the prairie bringing Pa his lunch pail? Seriously!
She had her vaccines (albeit spread out). Apparently now that Pertussis is again on the rise, you need a booster after 10 years. Who knew? Not me. I do now. In fact, now when you get a tetanus shot it can have Pertussis booster included. I'm just saying.
She's also my kid that came down with Mono AND Strep at the same time. That was a fun Thanksgiving.
So, forgive me if I am thinking the worse.
Now I'm going to go be a big girl and make her appointment and pretend it's no big deal.