Monday, June 15, 2009
Our little mystery
"What's that? "Is it going to hurt?" "Why is it going to tickle?" "Why is it red there?" "What do these buttons do?" "When is it going to be done?" "How many more pictures can you take?" "Why is that area black?" "That row is full now, so are you done?" "When is it going to show the colors again?"
These are just a few of the questions Lucas bombarded the ultrasound technician with. Lucas loves anything mechanical and is extremely curious about it; he also has a tendency to talk A LOT when he is nervous. I don't think the poor guy was ready for us.
Why the ultrasound?
About three weeks ago Lucas starting going to the bathroom a lot; I am talking every 30 minutes, at good times he could make it a hour. Of course naturally I thought, bladder infection. Actually I first thought, oh no diabetes as one of my friends' sons just barely got diagnosed. So off to the doctor we went. No infections. Now the mystery began.
The doctor asked if he was constipated, apparently little kids being constipated has the same affect on a bladder as being pregnant. But no on that account. Is he often anxious, worries when Dad is coming home, etc. etc? She then asked. Bingo! Lucas has always been my little man that wears his emotions on his sleeve and gets overwhelmed/freaked out by a lot of things. A lot of his anxious behaviors have been subsiding but there is definitely that underlying issue.
So we were given a week to make sure it wasn't constipation, yep definitely not.. and well I graduated in psychology so of course I sat there for the life of me trying to figure out what could have triggered all this anxiety as it literally just started one day.
Then we went for an ultrasound on his bladder and kidneys. Another possibility is that he is going through a growth spurt and his bladder isn't keeping up. But he is still making it through the nights dry and not waking up having to go. I truly am stumped. We got the ultra sound results back, all good.
So the mystery continues. But after about three weeks it also seems to be getting a little better.
Oh and my sister-in-law called the other day saying her four-year-old started doing the same thing! Her doctor told her the stress/anxiety theory also and said it will last any from 10 days to a month.
Has anyone else had this happen??
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