Most of you probably know that Christine still wets the bed at night. She wears a pull-up, and she doesn’t just “leak”… the pull-up is so full when she drops it in the garbage can it makes a loud thump. Things that we’d read online said that a huge percentage of kids will be dry overnight by the time they are 5 (if not beforehand), and if not, to check with your doctor. So we took Christine to see our family doctor, who referred her to a pediatrician. The pediatrician wanted a “voiding cystourethrogram” done. This essentially an x-ray of a bladder as it fills up and when it is emptied. You can read more about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voiding_cystourethrogram
We took her to the hospital a couple of weeks ago to have it done. She did NOT like the catheter. She kept saying that she wanted the pin out.
They filled her bladder, and then told he she could pee. She cried and cried. She was lying on the cold x-ray table and just wouldn’t pee. They tried for several minutes to convince her it was ok, and then ulitmately the radiologist said she could go to the bathroom. She was much happier after that.
They didn’t find anything wrong, which is a good thing. I guess some day she’ll start waking up to go to the bathroom. Until then, we just have to keep buying pull-ups.
We got a copy of the CD full of x-rays, and Christine was thrilled to see her insides 🙂