My Life on Earth

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

We're Back...

We left here at 5:40am this morning heading for UAB. Little Man had an ultrasound of his bladder and kidneys at 8:00am. Then we went back down to the doctors office and started his urodynamics test at 8:50am. I was not expecting what they were going to do. If you can't handle detail, stop reading right now.

Anyway, they put two tubes in, one catheter tube in the urethra and one in the anus. Little Man was a trooper yet again. He cried a little when they put in the catheter tube, but that was the end of it. Then they filled his bladder with saline all the while taking pictures of the bladder and urethra. After the bladder was full, Papaw and I had to convince Little Man that it was okay to relieve himself in the bed. It was funny to watch him, because we told him that if he would do it he could go home. He laid on the bed for about five minutes thinking about whether he was going to do that or not. He finally decided he would. Then he got to immediately get up and get dress. The funniest part of the whole thing, we get home, then leave to go pick Kid-O up from school and on the way home Little Man tells Kid-O that since his doctors appointment his "peanuts hurt when I go pee".

I am not kidding or exaggerating when I say watching Little Man go through this stuff is a blessing. He handles it better then I think most adults would.

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