Tuesday, December 12, 2006

I sure am happy that today is over!! We took Matthew to the Sunrise Diagnostic Center today for his kidney reflux test and ultrasound on his kidneys. I've been dreading this day for months.... but I have to say... it was not as horrible as last year. He was a champ... and as uncomfortable as it was.... he was quite brave! He didn't scream his head off for 30 minutes like he did last year... This time he had great caregivers ~ Dr. Montes, Nurse Kim and Tech Bruce... Matthew was wrapped up (sort of like a straight jacket) on a board type thing to keep him still ....
The nurse lubed up his little (eh hum... big) wing wang real good and slid that catheter in there as fast as could be!! The doctor blew tiny little bubbles all over the place to distract him. He talked to him so sweetly! Bruce got us set up and played w/ Matthew. He was helpful from the very beginning. My friend Aracely was right... Sunrise is the best place to take your child for a kidney reflux test! We were in and out ~ right on time! We found that the left side has healed but the right side still refluxes ~ so most likely he'll stay on antibiotics for one more year ~ until the next VCUG. Matthew and I will go see our pediatrician, Dr. Michael Tenby on Friday morning for all the results.

Thursday is the catscan on his ticker ~ they need to put him under for this test. Apparently it is sooo fast... that he needs to be perfectly still, hence the anesthesiologist.
Pray that his pulmonary branches and arteries are not narrowing!!!!!! Stay tuned!
Terri

3 comments:

Denise said...

oh great news that is!!!! Thank God for techs and docs that can do these things on such little people.....they are miracles themselves!

Such a brave little guy....we love you so!!!

GoofyJ said...

Great news, it is so important to have fabulous docs and nurses and such. Hoping all goes welll with the catscan today. You are all in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys!
Catscan went well... everyone was wonderful again! We won't know of any news until Monday....
Terri