We have to take Malaia to the doctors on Thursday morning.. Hopefully for nothing major. Yesterday morning I noticed a bump on Malaia's neck and my initial thought was that she had a swollen gland.
Well when Ang came home, I showed Ang and told her what I thought.. And she immediately dismissed it as a gland as it is too far back on her neck. It protrudes a little off of her neck and is about the size of a dime. She had a minor moment of panic, because Ang knew that it was her lymph node. Which of course gives me a moment of panic.
I did a little research on the Internet before work this morning and I learned that most children's lymph nodes swell when they are fighting an infection. And Malaia has been sick off and on for a couple of weeks. Hopefully that's all that it is..
When Ang called to make her an appointment with our family doctor, the receptionist asked a bunch of questions. And Ang's responses were enough to make her say that yes we need to get her in here right away to get checked out. Not something you want to hear as a parent....
Anyway we're going to cross our fingers that all is well and that perhaps this is just something that is going to appear on Malaia's neck whenever she gets sick!