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  • #16
    I'm sorry the two of you had to go through that, and I hope your daughter is all right.

    Two years ago when my Susannah had to have a series of hip surgeries, she would get hysterical each time they came to put in the IV. I kept asking for a light sedative and they kept saying it "wasn't protocol." Finally I started slipping the kid a half a xanax that I had already, before we left the house. By the time we got there, she really didn't care what they did to her.

    Oh, and the kicker was, twice they made her pee in a cup to do a pregnancy test -- she was ten years old and not menstruating, but bc. she was so tall and muscular looking, the nurses just did not believe either of us that she had not started her periods. I really appreciated being called a liar, naturally...

    Anyway it did get her over the hump, and when she had to have bloodwork done to diagnose her mono, she was pretty calm about the needle.

    I hope Logan is feeling better. It must have been hell for you both.
    Je vous souhaite de la joie, de la bonne santée, et tout ce qu'il y a de bon dans la vie.
    Wishing you happiness and good health, and all the best out of life.

    Peace, Carolyn

    Laura (11), Susannah (12 1/2) and Maman (that's me!), North Wildwood NJ, September 2007

    On the Beach with IC


    • #17
      I'm so sorry they treated her so badly like that! That was totally inexcusable. They should have waited, I don't care how behind they were! When they saw she was upset, they should have given her a tranquilizer to help her and then talked to her for awhile to help calm her, and then proceeded only if she was okay with everything.

      They were so insensitive I can't believe it!

      I hope so much your daughter will be okay. I hope her kidney recovers. I know young ones have such an incredible capacity for healing, and the kidneys are one of the best organs around for healing up, too, so I am hoping so much that everything will be okay.



      • #18
        Lori thanks so much. Here kidneys have been this way sinmce birth. They will never recover and sooner or later they feel she will lose the righ kidney. As far as removing it depends on how much renin it produces and how that effects the blood pressure. If the BP stays down they will leave it in there, if her BP increases it will have to be removed. Right now her BP is up some for her age and we are monitoring it at home until August to see if it warrants medication. She was on BP meds from birth until 4 and it has been stable until recently.

        I appreciate everyone here, I thought maybe I was some psycho mom when all this happened.


        • #19
          I am so sorry your daughter had to endure that awful testing. Thank God she has a mom like you to help her through the difficult time. Thinking of you....
          IC diagnosed officially via cysto/urodynamics 1/26/07

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          • #20
            Oh geesh Leslie I just saw this! That poor kid, nothing like a "great time" - not! - at the hospital. Ugh. I certainly hope that the next time around they take into consideration she's just a kid! How's mom holding up after that day from heck???

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            • #21
              Oh Leslie, I am sorry to hear about what you and your daughter had to go through.

              I definitely understand why you wanted to "rip" that nurse a new one! I hope that your daughter and you are doing better today!



              • #22
                Your poor little princess, I had the same sort ot torture when I was little, I am 33 and still in pain I hope your little one can be fixed up real quick.

                To all nurses and doctors who say this won't really hurt lie down and let me do it to you first!