Sunday, July 11, 2010


We've been to urgent care nearly every day this last week because Elliott won't pee. If he doesn't pee often enough, his bladder will stretch and there will be permanent damage. We don't know if the problem is a behavioral one or a physical one or a medical one. We've had some good doctors and some bad ones, but we have to go and see a urologist in Los Angeles this week to see what's going on.

Because Elliott won't pee, they have to catheterize him, which means we wrap him up in a sheet or a blanket and pin him down while the nurses do the procedure. It is traumatizing. But nothing else has worked. We had him drink cranberry juice while we massaged his stomach and watched potty videos this morning and he still won't pee. We've tried warm baths, running water, playing with water, etc. We've tried bribes. Nothing works.

Elliott's respiratory infections have cleared up since we've gotten Mookie a home and added air purifiers to our house, so that's the good news.

We can't really do anything until we get this figured out and it's so frustrating and exhausting.

1 comment:

Kindra said...

Oh girl. I am SO sorry. Ever since I read our Elliot on Ryan's facebook page, I've been praying.
I can't believe what your family is through. You guys are SO strong. Have I told you lately how amazing I think you guys are????