Friday, December 08, 2006

4 visits to Kaiser in 1 week

Started with B on Monday, to get a blood draw (poor little guy) and hand xray, order by his ped bec. we are concerned, get this, abt his new patch of pubic hair. At 7, it's a bit young. Doc agreed, hence the lab tests. We saw the endocrinologist today, who says probably nothing major to worry about, but he may wind up with an early growth spurt and then stop growing before his peers, and wind up being pretty short. Not surprising since neither his papa nor I pass the 5-4 mark. And a tendency towards diabetes. Again, not surprising, since his papa is prediabetic and his paternal grandfather had diabetes too. But really, I could have done without the additional worry.
Yesterday A had his extra (aka shark) tooth removed, which required IV sedation. While he was under, they took xrays, did a bunch of fillings and sealed everything sealable. It was his first time under anesthesia, so I was quite worried (even though B has been under 3 x already).
And just to really make it a fun week, on Wed I get a call from the school nurse (what, they actually exist?!?) who says that A's teacher called her bec she was concerned that A had 3 (count em, 3) pee accidents at school. Could be a uti or high blood sugar she says (in a VM msg of course). So I get him in to his Ped. (who is really just the sweetest guy) who runs a quick urine test, rules out anything abnormal, and suggests it is a behavior. (conclusion which was reinforced today when I checked on him in the shower and found he had pulled his underpants out of the laundry basket, and was wearing them, soaking wet, in the shower. I guess there must be something sensory-pleasing about wearing wet underwear.... oh no)

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