My daughter got a letter in the mail today addressed to her and only her.
My 3 year old daughter.
It was from our local hospital telling her that she needed to get a test done. Which is fine. We knew she would need some tests done for her bladder issues.
The issue is with the instructions.
They want my THREE YEAR OLD daughter to fast for 12 hours prior to her appointment which is at noon, they want her to drink FOUR glasses of water and NOT PEE for a full hour before her appointment. Apparently her bladder MUST be full for the test.
Lets just review WHY my daughter is getting the testing done...
BECAUSE SHE CAN'T HOLD HER PEE!!!
How on earth do they expect me to keep her from peeing for a full hour before her appointment? Never mind that, how do they expect me to get her to drink four full glasses of water and then not pee. The whole reason for the appointment is that the doctor thinks my daughter's bladder is TOO SMALL for her age. What are the odds that she can hold 4 cups of pee? I'm thinking not very likely. And of course she will be starving since she won't be allowed to eat breakfast so she will be crying AND not allowed to pee.
Good luck with that.
I can only assume they had NO idea who they were sending the letter to... neither her dad or I were mentioned at all. I guess she was supposed to read the letter and follow the instructions all on her own.
Oh, and the appointment is scheduled for noon on September 8 here in our town... unfortunately she has to be at her specialist appointment FOUR AND A HALF HOURS away at 1 pm on that same day.
I am thinking it is just not going to work.
Should be a super fun phone call for me tomorrow.