Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I am hoping by writing this I will somehow make my worry go away.

Back story -- Aidan is a part of a research study that tracks to progression of diabetes. He was genetically tested at the age of 3 for a gene linked to diabetes. He has it. Aidan was also tested for autoantibodies linked to diabetes. He has them. For two years he's had no progression. Just because he has the gene and autoantibodies doesn't mean he will develop the disease... they keep reassuring me this.

Jump ahead to Aidan's 5th birthday. I have Aidan's bloodwork done every birthday (nice present, eh?) and wait for the letter saying everything is fine. This year I got the phone call asking me to bring him back in for a second blood draw. Aidan's second blood draw was in early September. I was told I would hear back in 6 - 8 weeks. I haven't gotten the much desired letter (you ALWAYS want a letter rather than a phone call with blood work -- that's one thing I've learned) and I am trying not to worry since I haven't gotten the phone call yet either.

What I am really, really hoping for is a letter in my mailbox when I get home today. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Kate said...

Sending many good thoughts your way, and praying that there's a letter in Aidan's future (and not a phone call) ...