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Re: 4 year old-Kidney Reflux?
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Posted by Sandra
on September 07, 2000 at 08:24:19:
In Reply to: Re: 4 year old-Kidney Reflux? posted by Lisa on July 24, 2000 at 15:33:26:
My name is Sandra. I am a 29-year old mother of Samantha. She just turned 3. She told me it hurt when she pee'd recently. Then the next morning when I wiped her she was bleeding. Took her to the doctors where they put her on Bactrim for a urinary tract infection. She started to pee again and finished the antiobiotic. 9-days later it hurt again. After further testing it appeared she was on the incorrect antibiotic for the bacteria that she had. They then put her on Suprax (what a difference in price from Bactrim to Suprax: worth it of course). It cleared up the UTI and we then had an ultrasound of the kidneys done. Everything came back fine and they have now instructed me to schedule a VCUG; which I have done with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. I take her on the 28th of this month but I am terrified. I know that this is only the beginning and all could be o.k. but I know that they will have to catheterize her. I'm not looking forward to the pain that she will endure during this testing. I'm an emotional person and so I am afraid that I won't be able to be strong while Sam is getting this done. I don't want to scare her but they tell me that I can be with her the whole time, and I want to but I want to be strong also. Any suggestions for strength?
I have not been informed of what stage of reflux Sam has. Can anyone tell me when they will determine this? Sam has been through so much. She had both eyes probed at age 1 for tear duct problems. Her right eye never cleared up so then they put a silicone tube in her eye and she pulled it out. She's a real trooper. Never afraid and never resistant. But, I'm the one more nervous and she is older now. Able to resist and voice an opinion. How did your children react to the VCUG? did they fight being catheterized? What did they do to control your kids? I'm scared. Any suggestions? I look forward to your advice.
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