Friday, March 20, 2009

Nolan and the Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

We had to go back to the pediatrician for a catheterization to get a "clean" urine sample since the previous one was contaminated and showed positive growth.

Let's just say that it sucked. Two tries with two different catheters, and they couldn't get it inserted to collect the urine. They finally resorted to putting another bag on him. Hopefully this time the sample won't be contaminated and we'll get negative growth. Unfortunately, there was some trauma and the little guy is in some pain every time he needs to wet his diaper. Hopefully that will pass soon. It is not a good day today.

We also got his chem panel back today. The good news is that his BUN and Creatinine are normal. The bad news is that his liver enzyme (AST) and alkaline phosphatase are elevated (ALP). The pediatrician isn't quite sure of what this means, but will re-draw in a few months to see if they are still elevated or are at normal levels.

It's always something!


Julie said...

Oh, poor Nolan!

Good thing he has a mom who will comfort him through the rough times. (And he's too little to remember this when he's grown!)

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Oh sheesh. The poor little boy. I'm sorry he's having to go through all this. I hope you guys can figure this out soon. Hopefully it's nothing...could it be the chicken pox? It usually starts on the torso doesn't it? And if the rash isn't too bad, that would make sense. I've heard that kids that have been vaccinated against chicken pox can still get it, but that their symptoms tend to be very mild.

thinking of you, and praying for Nolan!

milesmom said...

I've just been catching up on all that's going on for your little guy. So sorry! It sounds terrible. You will be in my thoughts.