How do I prepare my toddler for her second cystogram? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 2 Old 02-21-2012, 08:58 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter was diagnosed with grade 2 VUR about a year ago.  She is now 3 years old.  She's been on a daily antibiotic for almost a year now and she is due for a retest in about a month to see if the VUR has healed.  Her first cystogram was pretty traumatic for her and for me.  I am dreading having to put her through that again.  Any advice on how to prepare her?  If you have any stories of your own to share...I would greatly appreciate it.


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Our peds rule is if under 8, sedate. Was she sedated? When our dd went for hers, she was sedated....we told her that she would take a special nap, the doctor would take some pictures of her tummy ....but of couse they had to wake her up half way thru it bc she wasn't peeing----but even then, it worked out.............going to a Childrens Hospital may make all the difference...and working with a Child Life Specialist too.............PM IF YOU WANT TO CHATT...just had a DMSA scan done....will be redoing teh cysto in about 8 months....

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