about Steffie. She needs the test but I'll be damned if she'll be having any procedure such as the VCUG without being sedated. I'm pretty upset right now.
Especially because I googled the procedure and up comes a result of a study done to determine whether children react adversely to the test without sedation. Guess what? They do.
There is a pediatric oncology dept at Children's Hospital at DC. Our own pediatricians are part of the Children's network. The hitch is the woman in the radiology dept at Shady Grove Hospital. They won't do it - despite Stef's own doctor and our insurance agreeing to it.
We NEED to find out what is going on because if this blossums into a kidney infection, and I think it has a few times, that's scaring on the kidney. At her tender age, more recurrences could result in damage. The other thing is the constant use of antibiotics - she's been on the things since November.
I'm ready to take the alternative medicine route. Ramp up the vitamin C, pump even more water through her (she's above 80 ounces a day) and who knows what else. Maybe I'll have her chew on tree branches or something.