Yesterday morning, Zach got Ariyana up to take her to Labcorp to get blood work done. When he went in there, she had thrown up yet again……….it is horrible. Luckily it didn’t smell nearly as bad as usual so we just had to wash her hair once and she was ready to go.
We had called Labcorp the day before to see what time they opened and where they were located. Of course, now a days, you can’t talk to people, so it was a recording that said the address and that they were open 7:30 to 5:00. We got up early so Zach could get down there at 7:30 and do the blood work and then run over to the pediatricians so they could put a bag on Ariyana to get a urine sample. He got down there with her at 7:30 and they said that they don’t start doing the blood work til 8:00 but since they were the only ones there they would see Ariyana early. They looked at her arm and couldn’t find a vein that would work to draw blood. So they decided to try the heel, so they poked her heel and they couldn’t get enough. They had to fill 3 small vials and couldn’t even fill one. The lady told Zach that she couldn’t find any veins to draw blood from so we were going to have to take her to the hospital because they are more equipped to handle that. Zach had to go to work so he couldn’t take her right then. He did, however, take her over to the pediatricians to get a bag put on. Instead they gave him a bag and a swab thing and showed him how to put it on so we could do it at home. That was really good because otherwise we would have had to see if the daycare could take it off and I doubt they could or would have done it. Then he took her to school.
When we got home, we put the bag on her and she cried the whole time we were doing it. I made her a pancake for dinner because she loves them and she actually ate a whole pancake 🙂 Then right before bed, we took the bag off and there was literally like 10 drops of pee in there. I was worried that it would not be enough but we decided we were going to take it in the morning to them anyway.
We got up early this morning so we could run her urine sample by the doctors on our way to work. We ran it in there and they said that it was not clear enough so we would have to get another one. She asked if we could stop by later in the day (she was already at school). We told them that we couldn’t get back there til like 5:30 (they close at 5). The nurse said she would still be there at 5:30 so to just come by and she would put the bag on. She said the doctor didn’t like us putting it on ourselves because they have procedures for doing it.
Our plan today was to run by the pediatrician after work, get the bag put on and then run over to the hospital to have the blood work done (we called and it said they were open 24 hours and just come anytime). Well at like 11am today we realized that we had left the paperwork for the blood work at home so I called the pediatrician’s office to find out if they could give me another copy when I came to get the bag put on her. When I called them, they said well we can just fax it over to labcorp and they will have it. I informed them that we went to labcorp yesterday to have the blood work done and they said they couldn’t do it. The nurse sounded shocked and said well i wouldn’t go to the hospital to have it done because your insurance won’t cover it. They will cover it though if you go to labcorp. I asked her what I should do because they said they couldn’t do it, she said she would go over there and tell them they need to try again. She said if that didn’t work, I might be able to go to The Longstreet Clinic and see if they might be able to do it………….we have never been there. I am so FRUSTRATED right now, this was not suppose to be this hard.
I took Ariyana after school to get the bag put on. We got there at 5:20 and the door was locked. I knocked for like 2 minutes, then I tried calling them. The emergency service answered and I told them that I needed to get in because they told me I could. They told me that they aren’t in the same building and couldn’t help me. I banged on the door for like another 5 minutes and EVENTUALLY a nurse came to the door and asked me what I needed. I explained and she let me in. I was so mad when I walked in though because the receptionist was sitting at the desk RIGHT NEAR the door, I know she heard me banging on it and didn’t even move. They put the bag on and she cried so hard that she turned blue 😦 i was worried she was going to pass out. It doesn’t really hurt to put them on but they spread her legs so far apart that it might have hurt, her knees were both touching the table, that is how far they spread her legs.
When we got home tonight, we took the bag off and there was a little bit of pee in there, so hopefully it is enough. Zach is taking her to hopefully get blood work and I am going to drop the urine sample off at the doctors in the morning. I pray that everything works out tomorrow and they can get the blood and the sample is a good sample and enough. Also she FINALLY ate all her dinner tonight, that is a first in like a week so we were super excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will update you guys tomorrow about how it goes, keep your fingers crossed. XXX