February 4, 2010
parker has been diagnosed with babesia, lyme and mycoplasma.
the babesia is a primary infection. primary meaning that it is the infection that has the biggest strong hold in his body. it is probably responsible for a significant portion of his symptoms.
(click on this to learn more about babesia)
the lyme and mycoplasma have been diagnosed as "secondary infections".
most likely the babesia and lyme are congenital.
all three infections need to be treated. parker will begin on aggressive treatment for the babesia within the week. we loved DR D. she is amazingly compassionate and very confident. she was also very positive and reassuring that parker will recover. recovery will be fight, a major fight of undetermined length, and treatment is tough BUT he can and he will beat this.
DR H will continue to be parker's primary care doctor but both DR D and DR H will be working together to formulate the best treatment plan possible for parker. we will see DR D in between office visits with DR H.
it's hard really to ascertain what i (we) feel.
parker is bummed it's lyme...AND babesia - but he's very excited that DR D prescribed burgers as part of his treatment plan.
we feel relief. for sure. finally we have a confirmed diagnosis.
we feel grief. that gut wrenching, heart sinking, try to catch your breath type of grief. yeah. gotta remember to exhale. gotta let it all out. it's in me, threatening to explode in a cavalcade of wretched tears (where's a wailing park when i need one?!)
this grief is tempered by a sense of peace. that kind of supernatural peace that envelopes you when you know that God is with you.
He is. Yes. He is.
it's gonna be ok.