We met with the doctor and he said he was going to have to use a camera to see where all the blood was coming from :( That doesn't sound to pleasent does it??? The doctor numbed everything up and inserted a camera and away they went looking to see what was in her bladder. He looked all around the bladder and discovered these little cuts that looked like scratches!!! He claimed it could have been caused by Alayna's head as she was coming down the birth canal or most likely the catheter. Maria and I both said it had to be from the catheter. The doctor said that these little cuts/scratches should heal on their own. So that meant NO surgery!!!! Thank god! Talk about a load off our shoulders. Finally, some good news!
Then it was off to the CF clinic. The focus of my appointment was mainly on Alayna's birth and showing pictures of her to everyone in the office :) But of course we did focus on my CF care. I did the usual sputum culture and I was able to cough up a nice glob of mucus for them to send to the lab. The doctor then listened to my lungs and heard nothing rattling around. I usually never have any junk that is rattling around though so I always get the "You sound great John" from the doctor. I then was weighed and given a pulse ox test. Everything checked out on the pulse ox and my weight was stable. Since I had yet to have my flu shot the nurse gave me the shot. She was probably the best shot giver. I didn't feel it all. But of course as I type this I feel like a little kid punched me in the shoulder. That will pass though so its all good.
Now on to the PFT. My doctor looked through my records and said you had a PFT last time you were here. So NO PFT today. Well I was kinda glad I didn't have a test today because I didn't do any airway clearence this morning or my hypertonic saline. I know BAD John!!! But that is what happens when you have extreme exhaustion from a newborn. To be honest I set both my phone alarm and my radio by my bed and I didn't hear either of them go off. Luckily, I was able to get up on my own at 6:30 am. This is the time I get up to go to work so its basically programmed in my body ;) I only had enough time to eat a small breakfast, change Alayna's diaper, let the dogs outside, and get dressed. We had to be in the car by 7:00 am so I had to sacrifice the VEST and HTS. But I made up for it when I got home. I still fit in two treatments for the day!!
We are just so thankful that Maria does not need another surgery!!!!!!! My appointment went well also but it made for a very long day and we did it all without our baby girl. Alayna was in good hands with her grandma. We were gone for over 5 hours from her and it felt like forever. I guess it was our first date.......I wouldn't call it a date though going to two doctor appointments.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!
Alayna with her big smile! She is happy that both her Mommy and Daddy had good Dr. appts.