Friday, March 16, 2007

Do they provide a plug for that?

Hope's appointment at CHEO has been set for April 25. Yesterday was her six month appointment at the doctor and I got all the details of the CHEO appointment while I was there. For those not in the know, Hope had a bladder infection and now has to get it checked out at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to make sure nothing is wrong that caused the infection (apparently standard for these wee ones).

So, here's the kicker: she has to have a full bladder. Uh, pardon? Has CHEO gone off its nut? The kid is six months old! Excuse me, Hope, but can please ensure that you hold your pee until they do the ultrasound. Gee, thanks. Oh, also, you can't be full of breastmilk... only water or juice so do you mind learning how to use a sippy cup (or, gasp, a bottle like a normal baby) before your appointment?

So far, in my dealings with child-specific doctoring or medical stuff, I've been pretty impressed but this... this is just wonky. Erika... any tips for keeping pee in a baby?


Anonymous said...

okay, that does seem very "bottle-ist" doesn't it? Gwen still, at 10 months, only chews on her sippy. Good luck!


Undercover Angel said...

That's a lot to expect from such a young baby. I wish you the best of luck!

Anonymous said...

Um... no real advice except to bring a book and have time to wait! Hopefully if she finds something she likes they you can stock her up full of it all morning and no matter how much she wees she won't keep up with her own kidneys (c: What's wrong with breast milk though??? That's wierd -- it's all still pee in the bladder. I'd clarify that one... seems very bizarre to me.

Shan said...

Wow, I'm not sure how exactly you're supposed to do that. I hope everything goes well at her appointment.

Anonymous said...

You could carry her around upside down. Yeah, I bet that would work.

nancy said...

call really isn't the case - you may just have to keep giving her something to drink...we've been there many times, they are VERY understanding there. who is her doc?