Wednesday, November 26, 2008

More Good News

I just got a phone call from M's pediatrician's office. I'm hot and cold with them. I always like the ped and wish he would leave to open his own office. The office staff is iffy most of the time. I usually like the nurse who takes calls for him, but the rest of the staff...ah, give or take them. Ahhh, but I digressed because I'm so excited, in a weird, only mom could be excited sort of way.

WAAAAAYYYYY back in April when M was in the hospital with the UTI problem, they wanted us to have a test called a VCUG to make sure M doesn't have a kidney reflux problem. I refused the test. I thought she just had a UTI that we didn't clear up, etc., etc.

The other MAJOR reason I refused the test is because it requires that M be cathed again. The mother in me IS.NOT.GOING.THERE.AGAIN. My sweet girl was cathed at least 4 times, if not 5, in a span of less than 6 days in April. She screamed every time I changed her diaper when we got home from the hospital. I couldn't do that to her again.

Fast forward to Halloween evening. Remember the phone call at 7:30 that evening claiming that M had yet another UTI? Sometime between that evening and the scheduling of her surgery, M's pediatrician's office has called several times. They tried to schedule the VCUG at the same time as her tendon transfer surgery, but we couldn't coordinate that.

Monday evening the nurse called from the ped's office. She wanted to see if I'd schedule the VCUG and she'd somehow missed it. No, I replied. I then asked if there is any way we can sedate M when she has the test done so she's loopy and out of it. When I explained the situation, the nurse completely agreed with me. Today she called me back and....

*drum roll, please*

THEY WILL SEDATE HER FOR THE VCUG! Our nurse said she'd NEVER heard of them agreeing to this before, but when they heard about our situation, THEY AGREED! It will just be some relaxation medication, not general anesthesia, but that is fine with me. As long as M is comfortable and not completely aware of reality, I'm fine with this!



Christina said...

Oh yay! That's awesome - thank God!!

Happy thanksgiving!

Kyla said...

Wow! That IS impressive! They usually don't sedate for VCUG. The kids tend to have a problem fully voiding the bladder under sedation, so they prefer them to be conscious.

Hopefully you'll get the results you need and M won't be traumatized. Those tests do NOT sound like fun to me. I'd rather be doped up, too. :)

Andi said...

Hey, my friend...I am so happy about your good news! And I am glad that you have posted so much lately; I have been keeping up with M and her progress. I am still praying for you guys, and wishing you a wonderful holiday.

Arizaphale said...

Thank goodness for THAT! What a relief. Let's hope they find out what is causing all her UTIs and get them sorted out quick! Doing a happy dance for you.