Thursday, May 29, 2008

Back to Methodist Hospital (But not for long!)

Tomorrow I have to go back to the hospital where I was born for a VCUG,((voiding cystourethrogram) which is an x-ray examination of a child's bladder and lower urinary tract that uses a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and a contrast material.

Fluoroscopy makes it possible to see internal organs in motion. When the bladder is filled with and then emptied of a water-soluble contrast material, the radiologist is able to view and assess the anatomy and function of the bladder and lower urinary tract.

They are doing this to check on my kidney function and also my bladder diverticulum. They want to make sure there is no reflux. I'm not too worried about this one, execpt they have to put a catheter in my private part, that can't be fun! I hope that this all goes well. After the test I will go to Dr. Bartholomew's office to review the results. And that's it for this week and I'm glad because I've had a rough week and I can't wait to relax next week!

1 comment:

Chelsea Kane Lietz said...

He is so tough! Glad things went well.