Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mommy, my hoo-haw hurts inside....

Isn't that a great thing to wake up to in the morning?? That's the first thing Bella said to me this morning, "Mommy, my hoo-haw hurts inside". I noticed she's been scratching at it here and there so I figured she either had a yeast infection or a urinary tract infection. So off to the dr's office we went...me and all 4 kids, as if the other 3 had a choice. Well, actually, upon learning Bella had a dr's appt Cole said "my foot hurts". I said "and I suppose the eyelashes on your left eye hurt too?" and he said "yeah they hurt too".

I thought Bella would freak out about the dr looking at her private area and I forewarned her ahead of time that she would be asked to show it to the dr but that I'd be in the room with her, right next to her. She seemed fine with it and actually let him examine her without a problem. He said it seemed like a common yeast infection but he wanted to do a pee sample just in case it was something else. I wanted to slap myself for making her go pee before we left for the dr's office. But she said she could go again so we went to the bathroom in his office and I held the cup in between her legs and she tried....oh, she really tried but then she said "I can't go". So I gave her my water bottle and said "here, drink this...all of it". I asked her if she thought she'd be able to go pee by the time we walked over to the lab, which was in the next building. She said she thought she could pee then.

We get into the bathroom at the lab and again she couldn't go. I held the cup in between her legs and she kept trying and saying "okay, Mommy, now I'm gonna pee" but nothing would come out. The whole time, Cole is touching everything in the bathroom stall and the babies are starting to wig out about being in their stroller longer than they had anticipated. And I'm trying my best not to show her that I'm about to lose my patience....

I really didn't want to go all the way home and have her pee in the cup and then have to gather everyone back up to drive back over to the lab again so I asked her if we walked around the medical building for a little while, if she thought she'd be able to go then and she said yes. And I had her drink Landon's juice...and we walked, and we walked, and we walked, and then we rode the elevator, and then we walked, and we walked and we walked, then rode the elevator up to the 3rd floor and we walked, and we walked.....almost every person I passed would smile and say "all they all yours?", "twins? both sets?", and the oh-so-famous "you have your hands full" but I've made a deal with myself now when people say that to me I'm gonna smile and say "better than having them empty". One little old lady that I said that to smiled back and said "you are SO right and what a great attitude you have"....that was all I needed to hear to muster up enough patience to walk around for another 10 minutes until Bella promised me she could pee. Another lady made a comment that was completely new to me...she asked "and what was in the water you were drinking??"....I actually found that comment funny.

Finally, Bella said to me, all excited, "I think I can pee now". So we find another bathroom and I hold the cup in between her legs. She says "Mommy, I promise I'm gonna pee this time" and I said "good...I'll do a happy dance for you after you pee". She pees...half of it misses the cup but she peed...thank God she finally peed. And she expected me to do a happy dance right there in the bathroom. Then we went over to the lab to drop her sample off and she had a conversation with the lab tech at the counter about what they were gonna do with her pee...she was very interested in this, as if she didn't want any of her pee to go to waste. The lady assured her they would take "very good care" of her pee and Bella seemed satisfied with that. As we walked back to the mini-van, she said "I hope my pee is doing okay" and Cole said "that was fun"....I'm not sure if he was being sarcastic or if he really did have fun. I would imagine he was being serious, considering I was gonna drag them all grocery shopping with me before I decided Bella needed to go to the dr.

It turns out she doesn't have a UTI but just a typical yeast infection, which we're to treat with special cream 2x a day for the next week. Tonight after I put the cream on her, she said "Mommy, my hoo-haw is happy". Now that's something I never expected to hear as a mother but I'll take anything I can get....

4 comments:

Joy said...

Who knew a yeast infection could be so funny? (to me anyway) Sounds like you made it through ok. I hate when my kids have to give urine samples! They can never go when they need to and always need to go when you don't want them to. LOL

Christine (Mommie2my3girls TTC) said...

Aww I hope that Bella feels better soon!! I am soo glad I came to read your blog today I needed a good laugh!! I love your comments I also say better than empty.

MamáChanga said...

HILARIOUS!!! Yet another thing to look forward to. I love reading your blog, never a dull moment--lol!!

Becky said...

Sometimes I wish I could be a fly on the wall at your house.

Cole and Bella are too funny.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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