Friday, September 28, 2007

Reflux and Scrapbooking

Emma had her follow-up. I was SO nervous. But Tuesday, she brought home Rumplebear. The class bear. He comes home with each child a few times during the year, and he has a journal, to write about his adventures. So we took him to the hospital. He even got his own ultrasound! It was so nice having him with us!

Her nuclear cystogram, was kind of a nightmare. She did NOT want the catheter. Who does? But did ok! Then when it was time to take it out, and "go" on her own, she FREAKED OUT. Screaming and crying. She held it, for like 8 minutes. BUT...it was kind of good. It proved...HER REFLUX IS GONE!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!! Even with her holding it, it never went back up...YIPPEE!! BUT...she has a UTI. The night before, she was crying that her bladder hurt. They always send some to the lab, when they do the cystogram, and sure enough, there was bacteria. She is doing better now! The doctor said, 2/3 of kids that have this surgery, will still get bladder infections or UTI's. It just won't hurt her kidneys now. And...we never have to go back again. Of course, if she has problems, ya...but as of right now...she's done! Cool huh...

I also had to make a scrapbook page for Emma's class. Like an "about me" page, for a class scrapbook. This was my first attempt at digital scrapbooking. What do you think? Oh...I'm looking for praise and accolades... *grin*

7 comments:

Mandy said...

That is awesome about the discharge from that clinic, one more down. And nice digital page. I still do it the old fashioned way, I have too much stuff not too, maybe someday I will do it.

Christine said...

YAY for Emma!!!! I'm SO happy for her!! It is such a good feeling to never have to go back for those tests, especially the VCUG. I remember Owen's last one. He was about 15 months and the procedure itself was hell but I was elated when they said his reflux was gone. She must be SO happy to not have to go back. So will they keep periodically checking her urine? Owen never had to but his reflux was just grade 1 and 2.

Cooper goes for his next VCUG on the 9th. ick! I know his reflux won't be gone completely but I'm so praying for at least the grade to have gone down. As of his last one, he was grades 4 and 5.

Christine said...

oh, I forgot to add your scrapbook page is lovely :)

Sis Sarah said...

Your page looks awesome, and your not the slacker mom like me who didn't do the scrapbook page for her daughters kindy class like she was supposed to.

I hope Emma feels better soon. I'm glad the surgery was a success.

Cami, Jesse and Ezra Plumb said...

I love the scrapbook page - very impressive! I'm sorry that you and Emma have had to go through all that stuff. It's nice that you don't have to go back. The Less time spent at doctor's offices and hospitals the better!

Amy said...

WooHoo! So glad it is gone, though it sucks she can still get UTI's. The page is gorgeous, I much prefer digital scrapbooking cause I am not at all crafty.

Stacie said...

I love the page, so cute! Rumplebear, it just brought back so many memories! Tell Miss Liz hi from Angelina and me!