Update on Lexi...
We had Lexi's pediatric urologist appointment today. All the way in Birmingham (2 and half hour drive for those who don't know.) It went well. Everyone there was super nice and we didn't have to do too much waiting. Okay there really was a lot of waiting but it was between a lot of testing and Alexis was a rockstar. It helps that her mom is a rock star and packed a TON of stuff to do while waiting. :) Despite the fact that I forgot AL is an hour behind GA and we got there 2 hours early! Here is where the Too Much Info begins so click out if you don't want to know.
There are basically 2 reasons they think Alexis is having problems. 1. They believe she is having constipation. I have never noticed her having problems with pooping so I thought that was odd. The doctor said she is pooping but leaving stool inside still which is resting on her bladder causing her to have bladder control problems. 2. She has a lazy bladder which she will probably grow out of. One of the tests showed that she had to push to try to get some of the pee out and that's not normal (I swear the fact that they can figure this stuff out through tests is AMAZING to me!) They can actually give her a pill for this that helps her not have to pee so much. The problems is one of the side effects is constipation... SOOOO the doctor wants us to try a high fiber diet, including a fiber pill, for a month. If she is still having problems she wants me to call and she will prescribe the pill (she realized how long of a drive it was and said I could just call or e-mail even though usually they have you come back in. VERY happy about that!) All of this is also related to the UTI's but they said they don't prescribe the everyday low dose antibiotics unless the child has 3-4 UTI's in 6 months (I can't even imagine how sad that would be!) I'm actually happy about that. I don't really want her on antibiotics EVERY day!
I am so happy with the outcome of this visit. I really didn't want anything to be wrong with Alexis but I didn't want to leave with them saying, "we have no idea!" I feel like I got the best of both worlds... Something is wrong but it's minor and it should be an easy fix! :) Very productive day today!!!