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post #81 of 87
The blood is probably from seperation but I have to ask are you the only care giver he has? You mentioned an ex in the OP? I hate to even go there but I couldnt help but think abuse of some sort.
post #82 of 87
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I don't think he's abused. He's pretty confident and outspoken. He is cared for by ex, ex's girlfriend, ex's parents, daycare, and Kinder.
post #83 of 87
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I don't think he's abused. He's pretty confident and outspoken. He is cared for by ex, ex's girlfriend, ex's parents, daycare, and Kinder.
Do any of them ever bath him? Even if nobody would intentionally hurt him, someone might be retracting him and cleaning him.
post #84 of 87
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Do any of them ever bath him? Even if nobody would intentionally hurt him, someone might be retracting him and cleaning him.
I don't think so, but I'll ask ex about it. I think he could have hurt himself, either 'playing' or maybe playing outside, falling off his bike or something like that. He's pretty rough and tumble.
post #85 of 87
A pp mentioned kidney reflux.... has he been tested for this? I would definitly go to a pediatric urologist asap, this could be the issue. hope all gets solved for you little guy soon.
post #86 of 87
You mention he has a bowel movement once a day, but I'm wondering about the consistency of it. (TMI I know, but it's important) Is it soft and easy for him to go or is it like stones? Stone-like, or hard at all, is indicative of constipation.

Constipation can contribute to UTIs, but even with constipation that number of UTIs is a huge red flag for a child who needs further urologic testing. My daughter has had testing including VCUGs several times and never had any sedation for any of it.

Constipation issues along with urologic issues can also be indicative of something neurologic going on. Your comments recently about leakage could also indicate that or it could be leakage caused by pressure on his bladder from backed-up stool.

You need to get him further testing. Soon. I can't sugar coat that in any form. Others on this thread have said it, but if he does have reflux it can lead to serious health risks. Far beyond any concerns over circumcision (which you definitely shouldn't allow at all and it's an absurd suggestion) is the concern for kidney damage.

Here's a link for a study on sedation during VCUG. You can discuss it with the ped uro. Many ped uros don't like to do sedation for VCUGs because of the concern that it will affect the results of the test. Also, since the test is relatively quick there are concerns about the risks of the sedation itself since it is not absolutely needed. You ped uro most likely will never agree to full anesthesia, but maybe you two can agree on some sort of light sedation.
post #87 of 87
The risk of death with GA no matter how small is not worth it IMO for a simple test that takes less than 5min. I would do anything to keep my kids pain free and from being traumatized, but doing GA when it isnt a life and death situation isnt happening. But that is just my way of doing things.
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