we are home.
parker is doing significantly better. thank you so much for your prayers and support. i am too tired to respond to each of you but please know that your messages of love and care are an incredible encouragement to us. i have shared all of them with parker.
parker was seen by 4 different doctors while in hospital. they really don't know what is going on with him - but they were all compassionate and concerned. that was nice. they did and are doing a ton more blood work - retesting him for all the stuff they've already tested him for and they are testing him for mycoplasma (this is one of the infections DR H wanted checked out)
lyme was brought up several times by 3 of the doctors. the rheumatology report they have from our appointment in november mentions that i have lyme. naturally they nearly interrogated me about it, asking repeatedly if i have serological evidence to back up my diagnosis. as usual there was this weird level of tension in the room whenever lyme was brought up - which is why we chose to keep our out of country trip private...however doc #4 actually suggested the possibility of parker having an 'atypical' case of lyme. he said that he wanted to run another Lyme Elisa and would talk to the provincial lab and see if they would run the more sensitive Lyme Western Blot.
neither one of these tests are remotely reliable BUT...you just never know....miracles can happen. and that is what we need. getting our working lyme diagnosis backed up by canadian serology/blood test would be a miracle. we need a Christmas miracle. Please pray for this.
all test results will take about a week to come back. Doc #4 said they would be pulling together a team to look at all the results in the hopes that they can figure this out. we have an appointment to go back Dec 22 to go over any findings/results.