Poor baby girl, who is currently running a fever with a cough, will need kidney surgery AGAIN on Wednesday, February 1st~ to correct a UPJ obstruction on her LEFT kidney (which has always been the “better” kidney). BUMMER.
Here is a very good interactive video of the procedure that she will undergo: a Pyeloplasty. Much more serious than the last 2 surgeries.
She has had a pyeloplasty on her R kidney—it was her very first surgery. The doctor was very bummed to see that she had developed an obstruction on her L side as well…especially since that is the better kidney (which isn’t saying much). He just couldn’t believe it. Apparently, Sav’s medical renal history is very rare and uncommon. (Not something you want to hear from a world-renown Pediatric Urologist)
(I had asked her to give me her “mean face” during her December testing)
*The GOOD news/ the SILVER lining, if you will:
She will NOT have a stent placed this time (due to anatomical changes after her previous reimplantation surgeries)…
so that means only ONE more surgery, NOT TWO!!! Yaaaaaay!!!!!
(Dr. Pinto laughed at me when I brought that up---that’s me, always trying to find a silver lining).
Other good news is that all of Sav’s previous surgeries have been successful and have fixed THOSE problems. This is a NEW problem. Once she has this surgery--- THIS SHOULD BE IT! DONE. FINITO. (I’ve never been able to say that before). So that’s a huge relief!
God is good and I have all the faith in the world that this operation will be successful---but that isn’t to say that I am stressed out of my mind, not sleeping, and slightly freaked out a bit. I just HATE HATE HATE this for her with all of my being. It is difficult to understand these emotions unless you’ve had problems with your baby needing multiple surgeries/treatments, etc. It sucks.
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your prayers and well wishes. It just means the world to us. Sav has watched her surgery on TV (Texas Multi Mamas Episode 3) and I’ve told her about all of the people praying for her.
These are our conversations about it:
Sav: “Are your work friends praying for me?"
Sav: “Are Daddy’s work friends praying for me?”
~then she runs through every member of our family and all of our friends~
me: “Yes Sav---and so many more! People who don’t even know you.”
~then she gets this huge grin on her face and just cuddles into my arms. God love her.
SO, from the bottom of our hearts…
Thank you and God bless.