Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Poor Baby :(
Ever since Davis was born, I've been joking around saying that he's like an old man with diabetes because he pees so much. And when I say so much, I'm talking at least 14times by 1pm. That's a little excessive. Of course Michael didn't think anything of it and just got used to the fact that his son is a human faucet. I on the other hand, being the paranoid first time mommy, had to call the doctor and find out what is going on! I was also wanting to check on his colic and we are now on drops for his reflux that is apparently giving Davis bad heartburn. It seems to be helping him a lot and he doesn't seem like he's in as much pain. He's also been sleeping really good at night! But, back to the peeing issue. Davis' doctor did say that this is a little out of the norm and that we did need to do some urine analysis. I took that back in and just figured that he was going to call me and say everything was in the clear. Nope! We had to take my lil guy back in yesterday so they could put in a catheter and do blood work on him. I couldn't stand to watch him being poked and prodded like that, so I had to wait in the waiting room. They are trying to rule out any hormonal imbalance with his kidneys. His urine is diluted and he isn't concentrating causing him to pee more frequently and not hold on to portions of it. Well, today, our doctor called us back again with the same results on his UA. On Thursday, we are having to check Davis in the hospital for more tests. I am trying to stay calm and not let my mind wander, but that is so much easier said than done. They are trying to completely rule out diabetes. It wouldn't be the sugar diabetes that would need insulin, but a form that his brain isn't communicating with his kidneys properly. If his tests come back bad again, he is going to have to do brain scans to check his brain activity and waves. I asked if this meant if Davis would have any problems mentally and thank goodness, he won't. But one of the reasons he could be peeing so much is he could possibly have a tumor that is pushing on his pituitary gland causing him to pee more often. I'm sure, or at least crossing my fingers, that isn't the case. I actually wish the doctor had left that part out, but too late. Davis will have extensive test almost hourly through the night and won't be able to eat very often to check the amount of urine. I'm sure most of this is a bunch of jumbled mess, but I feel a little nerve wrecked right now! All I want to do is hold my little baby and pray that everything will be okay. I'm praying that it's nothing and I just have a big peeing machine on my hands. Please keep Davis in your prayers. Thank you.