March 5, 2013

Kidneys and Tubes

This is a nice medical update.

Both Rachel and Charlie will be getting tubes in the next couples weeks. I have them scheduled to get them done at the same time. Unfortunately, we are not getting a two for one price!

Rachel had her semi-annual appointment with the Kidney doctor. The news wasn't the best. While her bloodwork and urine sample came back ok, the ultrasound reveled that one kidney did not grow at all since her last appointment and the other grew very little and is showing signs of tissue death. The doctor assured us that Rachel has many years before we think about a transplant but, honestly, it doesn't make thinking about it any easier.


  1. That's going to be quite a handful with both of them at once. Will they be in the hospital on an outpatient basis??

  2. Oh poor ole kidneys thats not the news you want to hear! Saying that a transplant is a few years off is no real reassurance is it! I did my two boys ear tubes and 1 had adenoids out the same day and it was fine, a little hectic at witching hour! Good luck.

  3. Hugs to you mama! I don't know how you hold it all together!


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