Tuesday, November 25, 2008

UTI Nightmare!!!!!!

Kennedi woke up on Saturday morning complaining of a really bad tummy ache. I thought it was probably just the flu until she went to the bathroom and said it hurt to pee. I knew right then, that she would be getting a fever pretty soon, and that she had another UTI. This is the 4th time she has had one, and on the 3rd one, our doctor warned us that if she came back with another one, he'd have to run some tests to see what was going on.
So when I took her in yesterday, and they confirmed that it was a UTI, they scheduled her for a Voiding cystourethrogram, which is an x-ray of the bladder and urethra. They had to put a catheter in and insert a dye into her bladder to to check for any reflux.

When we got there, she was pretty excited to get an x-ray, and thought it was cool to get in a hospital gown. Then the nurse came in and we tried to explain the catheter to her, and she seemed ok with it.

Then when the nurses started to put it in, she FREAKED out. Poor thing, I felt so bad for her. We were all holding her down while she was screaming "let me go, I can't breath", and anyone who knows Kennedi, knows how loud she can scream.
Well the first one would not go in, so they went and got a smaller one, and sent me and Analee out of the room for attempt #2. I could hear her yelling for me, and I just wanted to burst into tears myself. They did get it in though, and then she was able to calm down.

Then they had to put the dye in her. Here is Grandma Analee doing treasure hunt on her tummy to distract her.

They took 4-5 x-rays, and then she was all done. I was so proud of her. That was a lot for a 4-year-old to go through. Now we just have to wait for the test results.


Ashley Taylor said...

What a trooper! I hope everything turns out okay. Nothing is worse than having to take your child to the hospital.

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lindsey said...

Holy crap, that sounds like an ordeal! Poor girl. When will you find out any results?

Kirk and Mandii Olsen said...

Oh Shanell, I'm so sorry- I was tearing up just reading about it!! Hunter had to have a minor surgery when he was 6 weeks old and that killed me, I could only imagine how much harder going through all that would be if he could call for me!! I sure hope she got a special 'prize' for hangin' in there~

Rachael said...

Oh I can't even imagine having to watch your 4 yr old go through that! So sad! I hope everything goes well! UTI are the WORST!!!

Melissa S said...

I would not have done well with that. You are both strong! You are looking great by the way! :) Miss you!

brookiebaby said...

oh no!!! Poor thing!!! UTIs and catheters are NOT fun for anyone, let alone a little one!! I hope that they find out what's wrong, and you can get her feeling better. Can I email you my address? Also, I didn't know yours, so my sister-in-law should be bringing you by a shower invite soon... :)

peterson said...

I am so sorry, that is not fun at all. I hope everything is ok. Anytime you have to take your kids to the hospital it is not fun!!

Natalie.Rob.Branson said...

Shanell, good to hook up through the blogging world. Your little family is just way cute! Congrats on expecting your little guy...enjoy every minute of your pregnancy for me...that's all I got with my sweet Branson! Then after he's here, hold him even tighter each night for us! Have you thought of any names? I hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristy said...

Oh, poor little Kenna . . . . I don't have the internet so this is the first time I have checked out your blog in forever . . . . it is not only hard on them but on the mommy too! When ya gonna take a trip down to St. George? I just gotta see you PREGNANT!!!! Love ya!!!!!!!