So, we met with Dr. Pinto (Sav’s urologist) to go over her test results from the other day.
My little baby girl will be having Ureteral Reimplantation Surgery on her R kidney on Wednesday, Feb. 16. We will spend a couple of days in the hospital with her while she recovers.
Sav’s surgical history:
- R kidney had a UPJ obstruction (almost complete blockage), she had surgical intervention: June 26th, 2009
- A couple of months later, Sav had surgery to remove the ureteral stent that they placed during her 1st surgery on her R kidney: August 17th, 2009
- 3 months later- throw in an eye surgery: November 24th, 2009
- Two weeks after that, her L kidney had Grade V vesicoureteral reflux (urine backs up from her bladder into her kidney), she had surgical intervention (A Ureteral Reimplantation) : December 2nd, 2009
- PRESENT DAY: Now her R kidney has Grade V vesicoureteral reflux…and she will have a Ureteral Reimplantation on her R side.
Dr. Pinto was surprised at her kidney function test results- because it was actually her LEFT kidney that is 10 times the size of her right kidney (after the ultrasound)…but the L is functioning. Doc said that he doesn’t know WHY her L kidney is so huge, but its working…so we DON’T touch it.
He DID say: “Don’t be surprised if Savannah gets obstructed on that L side and will have to have surgery in about a year or two...” (neato)
But her RIGHT kidney (that actually looks normal upon renal ultrasound) is NOT functioning properly. So, that is why I was so confused reading her test results on that last post!
ANYWHOO---if you understood ANY of that, cool. If not, sorry to ramble.
We would greatly appreciate your prayers for the little missy. She has been having some painful urination, and has been waking up in the middle of the night- screaming in pain, with a soaked pull-up, etc. and it just kills me.
She’s such a fighter and if any of my kids would be able to come out of all of these surgeries- stronger- it would definitely be Savannah Leigh. God bless her.