Just wanted to post an update about Luella and ask for some prayers as she goes in for some tests tomorrow. Thankfully she has been feeling great since her last illness during the first week of January. She was sick then with a stomach bug and a couple more seizures. You may remember reading about the issues we had right before Christmas when Luella had a UTI and endured five seizures in just 25 hours! It was a difficult illness and so hard to see her have so many seizures in such a short time. I contact her urologist in Sioux Falls and he decided that with Luella's history of vesicoureteral reflux, it would be a good idea to run more tests to see what we are dealing with now. The way things were left at her appointment last spring - we would wait to see him again in 12 - 18 months OR if Luella had any more UTIs. We were encouraged that things seemed to be improving, and they may still be. Her infection in December could have been a fluke, but it's something we need to get checked out.
That being said, tomorrow is the big day. She will have about three different tests done, the last one - VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram), is one she's had done quite a few times but it's also not a pleasant test. We've opted to let them give her a med to make her a little more relaxed during the procedure this time. I'm praying that she will handle it all okay. In the past there's always been many tears during this so I'm hoping the medication will help with that. She will just be outpatient but will have a room up at the castle during the day to prep for the tests and to let her recover a little afterwards. When everything is done we'll have the chance to meet with her urologist to see what the results are. I should have some news tomorrow night.
Thanks for your prayers. The big test will start around 12:30 tomorrow, we'll be there earlier for some of the other testing.