Monday, July 7, 2014

Urodynamics Test Today

Mason and Mommy headed to Children's Hospital this morning for his urodynamics test in the Urology Department.  He had this test in April of last year and due to high bladder pressures was put on Ditropan.  You can read more about that visit here.  Today was easy.  We checked in and Mason explored the waiting room for a few minutes before we were taken back for the test.

In the test room Mason loved this ocean mural.  He had fun pointing out the different animals and even took my camera to take a few pictures of his own. 

The test told us a few things.  First, the Ditropan is working well at the current dose.  His bladder pressures stayed super low during the test.  Second, it gave us an idea of how much his bladder can hold without leaking. 

We will use that information in the coming week or two as we begin measuring how much urine output we get cathing Mason in the middle of the night and first thing in the morning.  We're checking to see if we can forgo that midnight cathing.  I have no idea if that will be a possibility.  While the extra sleep would be nice (not having to wake up in the middle of the night every night to cath Mason) the important thing to us is protecting Mason's bladder and kidneys.  So we'll do what we need to do. 

It was a great appointment, Mason was cheerful and talkative through it all.  He loved the elevator rides and is an old pro at the hour drive to the hospital and the hour drive home.  We listened to music and to podcasts.  The cutest thing was every time a truck passed us he would call out, "Come back truck! Come back to me." 

1 comment:

  1. He is so cute. I remember that room from our stay last year. Did he go to the treasure room too?


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