Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Finally Some Good News

I took Colby to the doctor again today. This time, it was the urologist. Evidently, the little man has a large bladder. I suppose that will come in handy when he's in college, what with all the drinking, but now not so good. The surgeon noticed it back in June, but today (August!) was the earliest we could get in to see the guy. Of course, first we had to come in and have a couple of "procedures" done. An ultrasound. No big deal, if you are pregnant and over the age of 4. A HUGE deal if you are a little boy who's been poked a lot. Colby threw a fit! However, once I'd done an ultrasound on my forearm, he was fine. It also helped that the tech had Incredibles on the TV. Smart woman.

The other procedure was a VCUG, or some other such initials. It involved sticking a catheter up his pee-pee, introducing some "special water", then taking x-rays. Obviously, that idea went over like a ton of bricks. I think my nose is bruised from where Colby elbowed me. I had to physically lay over the top half of his little body. A nurse had to lay over his legs. And the tech guy was attempting to hold down his butt while inserting the catheter. It took two tries. It was highly unpleasant. I do not recommend it. Before they began, I asked if Colby could get some happy-making medicine. The guy said they didn't have any. I should have fought harder. He cried and screamed. I cried. Ugh! This is the second highly unpleasant procedure I've had to hold him down for. Geez! Give me a freakin' break. You'd think I would know to just walk away.

Anyway, once all the unpleasantness was over, he got like 3 rolls of stickers. He was fine. Then we had about 3.5 hours to kill until seeing the doctors. So we strolled around Charleston. It was fun. We had lunch together, played in the park, chased was mommy bliss! And the doctors had good news. The large bladder - nothing to be concerned about! His colostomy and inner workings - doing fine. No CT scan for 3 more months! Yippee! Finally some good news on the medical front. It was like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. (It may also have been all the weight that is falling off my ass! Twinkie!!!)

Also today, which I forgot because I was so preoccupied with Colby, Weston got the results back from a biopsy he'd had a couple of weeks ago. They found a polyp in his butt. It was benign! (More good news!) Unfortunately, if they hadn't caught it, it could have become cancerous. So, this intensifies the "healthy eating" at my house. Good for me, bad for all the other ass-losers. We even had a vegetarian dinner tonight. Course, I didn't notice till I was halfway through eating. Funny. (I was pretty full after drinking/inhaling that chocolate shake on the 2-hour drive home.)

So, today was a less stressful day in some ways. I'm glad that the medical issues seem to be correcting themselves. Other than Colby having a bag attached to his tummy, we are doing pretty well. And really, don't we deserve it?

Now everyone go eat some Ho Ho's and drink lots of wine! Except me. I'm trying to LOSE MY ASS!


Sayre said...

I'm so glad to hear that all the medical issues are getting better. Poor Colby! I always hate the "hold him down" aspect of some medical stuff. Here's this sweet little person who absolutely trusts you and then you have to do something like this while he's being "hurt". I have had to do that with my son a few times and it feels really horrible.

Way to go on the healthy eating. Now you have even bigger incentive - but I'm still going to lose more ass than you!!!!! Aw, Fudgecicle!

Nikki said...

I'm so tickled about Colby!

Now go eat a great big hot fudge sundae to celebrate!