DS is going in for his 3rd VCUG.
1st was done in Sept 07 (close to 2nd B-day) and showed stage 2 reflux in both kidneys (no sedation). This one went ok, a little discomfort, but the most part he was calm.
2nd on valentines day 08 age 2 1/2 (no sedation). It was brutal for the both of us! WE had potty training well on its way (staying dry all day) and along came this test again. I had to forcefully hold him down while the nurses worked. The whole time he cried "mommy help me!". I have never been so heartbroken in my life! The results came in a little better this time, no sign of reflux on left, still stage 2 on the right. Not to mention it took over an hour when teh first only took 30 min. DS refused to void his bladder. He is only 2 and refused to go on command!
So I called and scheduled the 3rd set for a couple weeks from now. Requested the Dr do something to help ease his distress as we are getting on track again with potty training (he is still hesitant any time his pants are off...) I requested sedation. The nurse just called back and said "we have the test scheduled", so I asked about the sedation and she said "I am asking the Dr about that still I will get back to you".
I know there are some slight risks to sedation, but I can't bear to put DS through this again! Its done at the best childrens hospital around, so I am sure they are equipped to handle the sedation. Has anyone else gone through the sedation for this procedure?