June 11, 2008
Zach, in his short 7 months out of my womb, has had 2 or 3 incidents of hematuria- small amounts of blood in his urine. Since the incidents occured at a time when I was not having any sort of nipple issue- so I knew I wasn’t passing blood through his system- we went to the doc. Doc sent us to a urologist.
Urologist had us take a urine sample. They did a dipstick test to check for microscopic blood in his urine.
Apparently the dipstick went well- nothing found aside from what would be expected.
However, because the hematuria has occured on several occasions- sometimes when sick and sometimes when healthy- the urologist wants to be thorough and make certain there isn’t something else to be concerned about.
He will get an ultrasound of his kidneys and a VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram). It is my understanding that they are testing for VU Reflux- urine backing up into the bladder or kidneys.
It could be nothing or it could be something serious. My mind is racing to all the dark corners of serious, of course. I really thought we would do the urine screen and be done with it but apparently not.
Prayers/good thoughts are asked for, appreciated, welcome, etc. Feel free to share your own experiences with this, too.
His procedure was done on June 19, 2008.