Friday is going to be one of those big days for us. We are going to Children’s Hospital where Ethan will undergo two extremely invasive tests. The purpose of the test is to determine if Ethan can ever control his bladder. We know the answer before we even go in. The tests are merely a formality at this point.
The likely outcome is that Ethan will have to start intermittent catheterization. This is a good news bad news event. The good news is Ethan will finally be able to get out of diapers. While this has not been a problem to date, eventually kids will notice and that would not be fun.
The down side is it is about as invasive as it gets. Until he is able to do it himself, Jenn or I will have to insert a tube for him to relieve himself. This will likely be for the rest of his life. It is just another thing.
I still have some hope that this will not be necessary, but it is fading fast.
Either way, we will survive…I just wish there *was* an easy button.