Thursday, June 18, 2009

VCUG test is DONE!

We graced the doors of CHEO yesterday for E's VCUG test... and I was very impressed with how things went.

First off... let me just say how WONDERFUL the people who work at CHEO are. This is the fourth time we have been to CHEO for one thing or another in the past few months and these people truly have a gentle way with children, that can make uneasy/scary situations into low stress affairs.

Yesterday, the radiology technicians we worked with were very nice and so good with E. I had heard mixed reviews from friends and blog readers about how the test would go. Some people clearly had bad memories from the test, others thought it wasn't so bad. After having it done, I am with 'not so bad' crowd - and I think this is due to staff at CHEO.

We arrived for the appointment on time, and we were given a room almost immediately. No sitting down and waiting and agonizing over what was to come - they called our names right away.

The technicians were very calming and encouraged PC and I to stick very close to E while the procedure was being done. They didn't make us feel in the way or out of place... and we did as much as we could to take E's mind off of the procedure. Of course, E being the nosey baby that he is, once the catheter was in, he went right back to checking out all of the screens and the tools in the room.

Yes, there were tears for a few parts of it, but overall he did smashingly! It wasn't long before he was back to being all smiles... and before we knew it we were in the car and he was sleeping like a baby.

The doctor who preformed the test said that she thought things looked good, but she would have to examine the x-rays in more detail before sending off her report. We should get the results in a week or two - but I am not going to stress about it, rather think positively that all will be well with the good kidney.

And what would a day in a E's life be like without the camera snapping a picture of him? He'll never know! Here he is in his little hospital gown... just before the we took him in for the test.

Isn't he cute?

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