Good news! Chickadee doesn’t have mono!
Bad news! Chickadee is apparently severely anemic! Worse news! The doctor is now out of town until next week, so sorry, he’ll call when he returns to talk about “next steps.”
Helpful tip: Do not ask Dr. Google about children and anemia. Seriously. Just don’t.
If you need me, I’ll be spending the day hand-feeding my child popsicles, buying her ponies, and also bleaching my brain.
[Edited to add: Got a second call from the doctor’s office to schedule a follow-up, and this time had the presence of mind to ask for actual blood test results. Hi, my doctor’s office is staffed by morons—she’s not anemic, she’s the OPPOSITE (blood count too HIGH). Don’t Google that one, either. Nice to know the spinach she eats is working well as she’s potentially harboring a deadly disease, though.]