Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fire Hose

Two nights ago, The Boy joined us somewhere between 2 and 3AM, as is his wont. He did what he usually does – goes to the bathroom, throw his night diaper into the trash (we’ve already lost about $75 in night diapers that we didn’t catch before the garbage was collected, despite training him to NOT throw it away), use the potty, and come in and snuggle with us. Around 5:30, he… well, to spare you the visual, I’ll just say that he managed to hose down me, The Wife, The Baby, my pillow, and the entire sheet set. None of us were pleased, to say the least, but that is kind of par for the course with young children. It’s not the first time I’ve been peed on, and it probably won’t be the last.

What wound up making this a little bit different was that this wasn’t the first pee accident he’s had over the past few days. He’d had a couple of little pee accidents at home and at school, in times and areas that he doesn’t normally have accidents. And, when you have a kid with one kidney and an interesting medical history who seems to be having urinary issues, you respond quickly.

He went to the doctor today, and the urine sample that he provided showed no immediate answers. They sent a bit of that to the lab to see if a culture forms. We’ll find out in a couple of days. We’re not all that concerned – it’s likely just a minor infection – but nothing is minor when you’re a cancer survivor.

From the “Learning From Your Mistakes” file, I did have an extra night diaper set aside for him, and when he joined us this morning, I put a new night diaper on him. I also had to say the sentence, “The Boy, please don’t drink the syrup out of the bottle,” over breakfast, but that’s another story entirely.

On the other hand, he had an eye exam today, and he apparently really enjoyed reading the letters wearing the funny glasses. I like our eye doctor – he’s apparently a friend of a friend or something like that, and he’s a nice guy that seems to be competent and knowledgeable. The Boy’s eyes came through fine, so he doesn’t need glasses (yet).

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