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Friday, November 10, 2006

The scan

Ok, so. We went to A.I. Dupont hospital yesterday. What a fabulous place. If you can overlook the whole “Children’s Hospital” thing…..sick kids are no fun.
The VCUG study went well. No reflux of fluid back into the kidney. Whew.
However, when we returned home, there was a message from the Urologist. He had received the ultrasound report from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was not happy with the measurement of Will’s right kidney. Apparently the hydronephrosis is *not* what Dr. F. considers “mild to moderate”, he thinks it’s more “moderate to severe”. He tells me that this is nothing to be freaked out about. Yeah right. Too late.

We have to go back on Tuesday for a repeat ultrasound AND a nuclear medicine scan. I’m told that there is no sedation for him. (I, however, will take a valium or six before the study though, ‘cause I’m gonna be a nervous wreck!) This is a 2 to 4 HOUR study. Will is going to be catheterized, and IV’d, strapped to a table and scanned. HA! I pity the tech. I’m not sure if I’m going to be allowed to go in with him, what with the thermo-nuclear gamma rays flying around (I might turn into the Hulk… “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry..”). If there are any Nuclear Med Techs or anyone who's ever had a nulear med scan out there that can tell me HONESTLY what to expect, I’d appreciate it.

3 comments:

elle said...

He sure is a cutie! I'm so sorry about all this - I can't imagine what you are going through. I wish I could be of some medical help, but all I can say is good luck.

Jenny said...

A 2 to 4 hour study. I'm so sorry! Hailey had to do the whole reflux kidney thing but we got to skip the 2 to 4 hour thing.

My thoughts are with you. Take a valium.

E said...

I'm so sorry I didn't read this until now! I'll be thinking of you all. Train Guy works at CHOP and it breaks my heart when I walk by but then I remember that all those kids are getting the best care the world has to offer. If the Docs say not to worry, try not to but definitely go with the Valium!!! And a bottle of wine.. or two! And let us know how it goes.