And by "wee" I don't mean small because it's certainly not a small problem at all.
With Sam still sleeping poorly and still going way too many hours without passing any urine, we popped off to see his paed yesterday. Sam's bladder was somewhat distended and very full so Doc Paed marched us off to radiology for some vomiting (inevitable)and a scan. The scan showed about 50mls of 'sludge' in Sam's bladder and a slightly enlarged right kidney. Doc Paed's thoughts on the 'sludge' is that it might be some debris from one or more of Sam's current meds. So the plan of action for the next five days is to hold up on the Faverin (anxiety) and Motillium and start Sam on some Cardugen, which should relax the muscles in the bladder and hopefully bless us with more frequent wet nappies. An added bonus Doc Paed mentioned is that the Cardugen might help relax Sam overall and make for some much-needed sleep.
And that it did for sure. Sam slept a solid 11 hours last night, hardly moving at all...
But Sam's nappy stayed dry for another 14.5hrs despite the Cardugen apparently taking only 2 hours to start having an effect. Doc Paed advised that going 6 hours without passing urine is reason for worry so 14.5hrs plus plenty fluids and a dose of the relaxant is a little stressful. This morning he decided to add an antibiotic too in case there's an infection lurking somewhere that we can't pinpoint. Being Motillium-free is also going to be rather entertaining as the Motillium prevents vomiting and helps the stomach empty a little quicker so, with Sam's tummy emptying at about the same pace as a snail doing the Comrades, we're surely up for some v-wording.
On a good note (well kinda) my body was so relieved and grateful for a decent night's sleep last night that it blessed me with a truly wonderful dream. I dreamt we were sitting at the diningroom table and all of a sudden Sam WALKED passed and I was like WOW! I so get Jessica's (Sam's RTS brother Alex's mom) post from almost five years ago when she blogged one day about sitting on the sofa and all of a sudden seeing Alex's head bob passed and how seeing him walking was quite surreal. I woke up all dream-happy and even slightly excited at merely just the thought of Sam walking someday. Truly can't wait.
But first, there's gotta be pee!