Has anyone had one of these done with their toddler? My DD has one on tuesday due to recurrent kidney infections. I know there is a needle involved. Any tips for me with DD? As far as i am concerned it needs to be done so am taking that approach but am secretly worried of course about the injection and "holding her still for 15 mins"......... she is a vvvvvvv active 4 yr old.
any tips greatly appreciated.
Just to add: DH is away so it will just be me with her. They recommend two adults where possible but not possible for me for Tuesday,
My DD is due to have one next week, after a suspected UTI (hospital stay and days of high temperatures) last year. I've two friends whose girls have had them and they both said it wasn't too bad. I'm also concerned about the staying still bit (DD is 19 months) - I think they might sedate her.
Let me know how you get on.
no prob Jesner.
My lo infections always accompanied by severly high temp which is the worry apparently. Specialist not overly concerned as she has had nothing in 8 weeks but she did have them back to back for nearly 3 months which is why it is being investigated. Will let ya know.
Ds2 had this done at 5 months. It was pretty painless after all my fretting. She will have to fast for about 3 hours before it (you will get a letter detailing exact time) and she will be given some IV sedation - before she gets the line in a nurse will put emla cream on her to numb the area - my little guy didn't flinch when it was going in
The sedation is given about 30 mins before the scan and it works really well. I don't think any kids there that day had it done without sedation so the holding for 15 minutes is unlikely (impossible if it were any of my kids )
The staff are great (if its in Temple St) I couldn't say enough about them
Seriously it was 100 million times easier/less stressful than I thought it would be
good to know Bekim,
thanks for that. It's in CUH Cork.
Just make sure you're not pregnant, as it was advised I had to keep away from my DD1 for 24 hours when she was to get it done...nobody had advised us this till DD was admitted for the test, so at the time DD would not let me go, so we had to postpone the procedure and get her scanned instead, thankfully she never had a uti again so we never went back!
You dont have to hold her still for 15 mins while the radioactive stuff goes in, more like 5. You will be told to go away for an hour around the hospital and to keep her away from other kids. Easier said that done, I know!!
You will have to hold her still after you back after the hour and she goes on the scanning machine. Its not that bad really though. DS was fine with it, kind of in awe and fascinated with the whole thing. He was 4 and a half at the time.
Best of luck!
we had this done a few weeks ago. it wasn't as bad as i feared.
they put some cream on her hands to numb them and we waited maybe half an hour
then they injected the stuff in. that was ok too
we went away for a few hours and then she had to lie still for 3*5 mins, well 4 actually cos she moved for one of them
we brought her fav video but they had loads and fed her chocolate buttons throughout
dd is 2 btw, so too young to know to lie still
jenser, is it the royal you're going to? we nipped over to boucher for lunch and to pets at home to see the bunnies on the break.