Thursday, May 19, 2016

Urology appt and sleepy afternoon

Reagan was a little difficult to get to sleep last night and got super agitated and vocal when Mike laid down with her. I gave her some Lortab and thankfully that worked. She dozed off 15min later. She slept through until 5:45am when she woke up and was vocal but good. I changed her diaper and put her in her chair and I went back to bed. Well apparently, so did she! She was still dozing this morning when she was supposed to have a make up session of PT, but we decided to just let her sleep in since she had a urology appt we were going to have to go to and we didn't want to make her mad. She finally woke up around 10am when we needed to start getting her ready for her drs appt. She was calm and quiet, a little serious but giving us the slightest hint of a smile. The weather was awful and it had been lightening and pouring rain all morning. It was a lovely wet drive into town. When we got there they first did an abdominal ultrasound. She did great for that, although she still had some residual pee in her bladder despite just having a huge pee that leaked on her nurse in the car! Then we met with the dr. Everything looked good on the ultrasound. Her anatomy looks good, there was no sign of any scarring or thickening of the walls of her bladder...nothing to be concerned about. The urologist mentioned just the way she sits, with her legs together in a chair, can predispose her to UTIs. She also would like for us to meet with GI and try to come up with a plan to get her pooing on a more regular basis (she said constipation is a huge risk factor for UTIs)...but good luck. We've been dealing with poo problems forever! She also mentioned a liquid cranberry supplement, Cystex, that might be worth trying. And lastly, we could consider giving her a daily prophylactic dose of antibiotic to try to ward off infections, however she wouldn't recommend that unless we start seeing them occur every month or so. Reagan was good the rest to the drive home and then promptly fell asleep and slept the rest of the afternoon! She woke up just before her nurse left and was a sweet girl the rest of the night. A little gassy, so I let her roll around on the floor for a while and then I picked her up and she fell asleep in my arms. Sweet girl.

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