For a full week now, C has been running a low grade fever along with other disconcerting symptoms: sleepiness, unresponsiveness, unsteadiness, seizures both major and minor throughout the day.
Neither the blood tests nor her pediatrician's clinical exam revealed any alarming findings and he thinks C. could just have a virus. But he did notice two anomalies for which he's referred us to an abdominal ultrasound and x-ray:
- "Vertically-oriented abdominal mass to L of midline, partly pulsatile, probably abdominal aorta" (but he assured me it's probably so prominent because C. is so thin)
- "L-sided abdominal masses palpated, oriented vertically. Suspect stool masses" (and he assured me this is easily remedied with laxatives).
On the right is my sketch of what C. has looked like this past week.