Friday, May 4, 2012

Update on Carina's testing

After Carina's blood work results last week her pediatrician ordered further testing. Her repeat STAT blood work showed the same low CO2 level, so we know the original value wasn't a fluke. We are still waiting on the urinalysis results; we should hear by Monday.

By the time you read this, we're probably already at the hospital getting her kidney ultrasound done; her appointment is at 8:30 AM. The doctor told me that they will be looking for signs of calcification. If this ultrasound is anything like the one she had back when she was 4 months old (to rule out pyloric stenosis), please please please pray that we don't forget the binky. We did then, and she was so hysterical they could barely get a clear shot of anything. Nursing didn't even calm her down. Not looking forward to this!

Her appointment with the Pediatric Nephrologist is on May 15th. Can't come soon enough.

Tee hee...I went pee pee in a plastic bag
Oh and the pee collection bag for the urinalysis? That was loads of fun. She screamed bloody murder while the nurse put it on, and when we checked it down in the lab after her blood work an hour later, no pee. An hour later right before her nap? Still no pee. Finally, after her nap, I was so excited to see that Santa had come. I peeled off the bag and tried to pour it into the cup but it wouldn't pour! There was some weird double-layer that was keeping the pee in. I had to end up cutting the bag in half in order to pour successfully. I probably did it all wrong, but time was of the essence! Had to get it off to the lab. ::facepalm::

I think I spilled pee everywhere, too. Please don't tell Mike.
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