Poor baby girl just can’t get right.
If you are interested~ tonight on the WE channel (7p CST), Texas Multi Mamas will be focusing on Savannah and the day they spent with us at the hospital during her most recent kidney surgery (Feb. 2011). They spent the entire day with us from the time we left our house, to Savannah in her postop room in the hospital.
I am so nervous/anxious about watching this episode~especially because Sav is having more kidney issues and will more than likely need 2 more surgeries very soon. (HEART BREAKING!)
For those of you who have been following our sweet little darling over her short 4 years of life, here is a recap of her surgical history:
(Click on the dated links below for the original blog post)
- R kidney had a UPJ obstruction (almost complete blockage), she had surgical intervention: June 26th, 2009 (almost 2 yrs old)
- 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 (2 yrs old)
- 3 months later- throw in an eye surgery: November 24th, 2009 (2 yrs old)
- 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 (2 yrs old)
~ Entire day of more kidney testing December 27, 2010 (3 yrs old)
~ Ureteral Reimplantation Surgery on her R side February 16, 2011. (3 yrs old) ~~~The surgery that will be on TV tonight
I will be bawling as I relive this day in the episode...knowing that we will have to do this again very soon.
~ More kidney testing December 22, 2012. (4 yrs old- a few weeks ago)
We have a follow up appointment with our pediatric urologist this Thursday, January 5th~ to go over her latest test results and determine how we proceed. We believe Sav is looking at 2 more surgeries…ugh! It just breaks my heart for her.
Savannah has been through so much in her short life. These tests and surgeries get more and more difficult, the older she is. Last weeks testing was BRUTAL. She understands and KNOWS what is about to happen and she just freaks out. Apparently she lives with an extraordinary amount of pain every day that we don’t even know about…and that kills me.
Please continue to pray for my baby girl and send out those positive vibes, we truly appreciate it.