Thursday, February 7, 2008

Hospital trip

Sorry it is taking so long to get caught up. Tuesday was spent at the children's hospital with #3 doing her sort-of annual void study test for urine reflux. It's a fun one--catheterize your bladder and fill with contrast dye until you want to burst, then make you pee on a towel on the xray table, while we all gather around to watch and take pictures! Yippee! No pressure!

And she still has it, in fact, a little worse. And the pediatric urologist sees some changes in her kidneys and so.......we're going to surgery! Yessirree, I'll be spending Mother's Day weekend in the hospital. The best part is that it's a new hospital with private rooms! Not like the last two surgeries with #1 and #2 where I had to spend three days sleeping on a fold-out vinyl chair in the same room with hacking, phlegming toddlers in gorilla cages, crying all night and their parents crammed onto another folding chair/bed. Did I mention that I had to carry my poor child to the bathroom multiple times a night where she cries while she pees while her poor little bladder is recovering from being lifted out of her body, cut open from stem to stern and laid flat and both ureters are carved out of the bladder wall, pulled through and re-stitched in more biggie.

I know it sounds horrendous, but I LOVE our ped. urologist. Love him. He does the surgery himself and #1 and #2 are totally recovered and well and will never deal with the issue again. He told me if it were his daughter, he would probably choose surgery as well. I have insurance issues and peace of mind issues. This will use up any money we would have spent on a vacation this year!

This little stinker cost us $7000 just to bring into the world and it'll be about half-that to meet our deductible. I wonder what she's worth??

Trying to keep warm by making her own sauna.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, GreyHorseMatters, it is always nice to hear from someone new. Sounds like you have your hands full right now. Hope everything turns out well for you and the family. Pretty picture also of the barn.

Rising Rainbow said...

She is worth the world and then some.

Renna said...

Oh, the poor thing. It's far worse to see our kids suffer than to suffer ourselves.

Netherfieldmom said...

Mama this was on bris blog think ya might like it

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me
you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

John 16:33 NKJV

Lov Ya -Peanut