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repeated bloods and urine

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bobblewobble Mon 04-Mar-13 10:43:41

Hi I wonder if anyone could help me please. I am so stressed and worried. There is a long backstory which I will try and explain as well as I can.

My 2+5 year old daughter has had some illness or another since October half term, be it colds, stomach bugs, chest infections etc. She's barely had a day or two off inbetween.

Just before Christmas she was admitted as she was unresponsive and lethargic while being unwell with sickness and diarrhoea. Turned out her blood sugar was 2.1 and she was severely dehydrated. She had loads of bloods taken regualarly as her blood gasses weren't normal and they were worried as to why her body wasn't compensating. We were left home the following day after being told by the consultant on duty that he believed it was all down to the sickness bug although the consultant the day before believed not.

She then had a chest infection and we got a call from the hospital about two weeks after asking for repeat urine tests as her last sample had shown a bug but they were unsure if it was caused through contamination from her diarrhoea.

Found out when she was admitted two weeks after this that she had infact had e-coli that had cleared from the anti-bs from chest infection. But was admitted due to stomach pain and had more bloods. Her blood sugar was elevated at this point and was 10 and the nurses believed she had diabetes as the amount she drinks is unreal. Different consultant to last said no she is drinking too much out of habit and to cut the amount down. Left us home and said they would contact us if her remaining results weren't normal but he believed they were fine.

That was 5 weeks ago and on Saturday we received a letter from a consultant from a different hospital asking for repeated bloods and urine sample as her results are back and they need to repeat some of the tests. She is to not drink through the night and do a urine sample before any morning drinks. Then take the sample with us to the hospital where she will have her bloods done. This is not a fasting blood tests.

I have spoken to the secretary who has said she cannot tell me anything and will get the consultant to ring me but she can't say when and it won't be today. Her bloods are next week.

Should I be worried? Would they do all this out of routine? Or have they found something they are not telling us? I'm so scared sad

Thank you if you managed to read all that

lougle Mon 04-Mar-13 15:57:28

It sounds like they want to rule out diabetes. They could also be wanting to check if her urine is concentrating properly.

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