I spoke with Stanford this morning and we have a date. May 23. I think that sounds like a great date for surgery. Drew will be out of school by then, we'll be out of RSV season, it's after Ava's birthday and Mother's Day and it's still early enough in the summer that we can enjoy the fun summer activities after Drew's fully recovered. So May 23 it is.
This day has been exhausting. First of all, it started at 5 am. That is exhausting enough. I feel like I have been on the phone all day long! I called Stanford to schedule surgery. I called UCSF to schedule the developmental assessment (more on that later). I called UCSF again to get Drew's immunology lab results faxed to me so I can bring them to his appointment tomorrow. I called the alarm company to make an appointment for them to install a sensor on the exterior garage door. I called the community police officer twice to get them to come out and look for fingerprints (they couldn't find any). I called a locksmith to come and install a deadbolt on our connecting door to the garage (he already came and did it!) Dan called the insurance company then they called back and I gave them the recorded interview. And in between that I took Ava to her first gymboree class and have swept, vacuumed, and cleaned counters in preparation for lifegroup tonight. I still need to go to the store and buy my items to bring for dinner tonight.
When I called to schedule the developmental assessment it was the same psychologist who evaluated Drew because of his participation in a cardiac MRI study. Well, they wanted to evaluate him again when he was four so she is going to try and coordinate with them so this assessment will work for both reasons. So we don't have a date on that yet, but it will be in April.
I got Drew's lab results from immunology and I noticed something that bothered me. I haven't had a chance to discuss it with the doctor yet, but I will be making a phone call. Drew's CD3s, which are the T-cells that we care about, were lower than they were last time. They were 36%. I don't think they've ever decreased before, so I'm not so happy about that. But he has been healthier this year than he's ever been before, so I'm trying not to worry about it too much.