Quoting DumpstEr DiveR:" well he does have lists but because I am on state insurance its more difficult - and if I may ask - ... [snip!] ... ask - what did she have surgery on her bladder for? is it possible that your son could have an issue with his bladder also? "
She had what is called a URACAL REMNANT. When she was an infant, her umbilical cord stump had a hard time healing. No matter what I tried, cleaning with water, peroxide, alcohol, polysporin and even nitrogen (all prescribed by doctors) was not helping it heal. Once it finally fell off, it was bloody, has puss leaking out of it and even liquid coming out of her belly button. It smelled putrid no matter how much I washed it. She smelled really bad.
The smell is what triggered concern when I took her in for fever. They gave her an ultrasound and found that her bladder was connected to her bellybutton and opened. That connection is normal during gestation but then disintegrates between the bladder and abdominal wall at 5 months gestation. That is when the fetus starts to evacuate the amniotic water ingested. All part of the evacuation/digestive system developing. Her's didn't disintegrate. Usually it's only a partial connection remaining causing hernias but she was a rarer case and her connection was complete and intact.
So the liquid coming out of her belly button was her urine. Her bladder was exposed to environmental bacteria that could easily go through the belly button. Lots of bladder infections resulted in this hense the fever when I brought her in. They packed her belly button with sterile gauze and gave her an emergency surgery to remove the tissue from the connection, clamp the bladder shut and close her belly button.
Thankfully it was a minor surgery, only took 3 hours. She was a few weeks old when she had it. Was fine at recovery also. I can't have a referral for that surgeon since she only does emerg pediatric urological surgeries. It's too bad too because she was VERY good. I loved this woman she was paying attention, gave us every details without us asking. Even called 2 weeks later to make sure Emily was still doing well. We don't get many of those in my area for sure.
I doubt it's his bladder though. He's never had bladder infections or dark urine.