Introducing Dr. Crazy


The girls got their hair cut today.

Tomorrow’s picture day at school…sort of a big deal.

One that Peyton will miss.


I can’t even tell you how much that sucks.

Instead, we’ll be going for an eye exam with an ophthalmologist.

Peyton has eye problems? You might ask.

No. Peyton has headaches. She has what she describes as “tingling” in her head. She has suspicious crap going on in her noggin.

And that means I get to drink the crazy kool-aid.

Big, gulping swallows of it.

Our new doctor at Children’s Healthcare of ATL should be known as Dr. Crazy. Because that’s what he deals with all day.  More crazy walks in his door every day than Dr. Phil ever dreamed of.

Dr. Crazy listened to my recitation of Peyton’s issues….me thinking I was doing a pretty decent job of being not-insane about it…but Dr. Crazy’s specialty is Leukemia Relapse and Long-Term Survivorship.  What a great bi-polar job to have.

He can smell my brand of crazy from a mile away.

After checking Peyton from head-to-toe, going over all the random weirdness again, he said the best thing EVER.

” I believe everything is fine…” <—that’s not it

“…but I can see you’re worried…” <—nope, still not it

“…so we’re going to run some tests and if we can’t figure out what it is, at least we’ll know what it isn’t.” <—officially nominated best doctor in the world

He GETS it.

On a level that most people, even doctors, just don’t understand.

I don’t need you to tell me she’s fine.  I give myself pep talks all the time.

I need proof.

And Dr. Crazy can give me that.

So, over the next few weeks, we’ll be checking for different things.

Tomorrow we’ll go check her eyes….we’ll be able to see if there seems to be any abnormal pressure that would speak of any not-supposed-to-be-there-things going on.  Or maybe she just needs glasses.

She’ll be having a CT scan sometime in the next week.

And? A spinal tap during our next appointment.

It’s a search for things that hopefully won’t be there.

Pressure in the brain.

Anything resembling a tumor.

Return of the cancer.

Things I don’t want to think about, but have to rule out.


But her hair looks really cute, right?

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One Response to Introducing Dr. Crazy

  1. melissa October 1, 2009 at 5:59 PM #

    her hair looks fantastic! I love it! You got very lucky with this doc. sounds like just what you needed for Peyton. hugs and love to you all

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