Adam had his follow up appointment at the Infectious Disease specialist yesterday. Thankfully the reports were all mostly normal. No immune deficiencies. No cancers. No autoimmune problems.
His antibodies for Epstein Barr Virus were elevated. This is usually no big deal. These could be left over maternal antibodies or could be his own in response to an infection. There is no way to tell. It is a common virus and everyone catches it sooner or later, usually with few to no symptoms. If you catch it later, like I did, there is a good chance you end up being a 35 year old who developed infectious mononucleosis. I could write a ten thousand word post on all the ways that sucked big time, but I will leave it alone for now.
An EBV infection would explain his exhaustion the past couple months and crankiness when he didn’t get enough sleep. The doctor thought that fevers stemmed from an infected lymph node somewhere in his body. That would explain why the cause was undetected despite numerous tests, yet resolved quickly when the right antibiotic was finally prescribed.
So that’s it. That’s our New Year’s Resolution around here. No definitive answers, only maybes, and hope for a better spring.