Monday, July 19, 2010

Kidney Appointment Update

Hudson had another appt. for his kidney today. We went for an ultrasound first, then met with Dr. Donahoe. Basically, the ultrasound shows no change. Hudson's kidney and ureter are still dilated and he is still refluxing urine back into the kidney from the bladder. We've all been hoping and praying that the reflux would correct itself along with the blockage in the ureter. (There was a small chance this could happen.) Since it hasn't, Hudson will be having surgery on August 31st. The procedure should take about 4 hours and he will be in the hospital for about 2 days. He'll have a Ureteral Reimplantation. They will taper off his hydro ureter and fix the blockage down by the bladder. Since Hudson only has the one kidney, they don't want to take any chances by letting this go and "just monitoring" him.
I am thankful that his kidney has functioned well and that the daily antibiotics have gotten us this far so that his bladder could grow large enough to have the surgery. We have known of the possibility of surgery since before Hudson was born, but it does not make it any easier to digest. I am just ready to put this behind us.

Thank you all for praying for our precious little boy.


  1. Lisa, my prayers are for you guys! I guess having a little one so close in age, my heart is breaking that Hudson has to go through this... HOWEVER, I know that everything will be just fine, and maybe now some of the stress & worry will be relieved.

  2. I will be praying for Hudson and Mom & Dad. Our daughter, Hannah, who just turned one was diagnosed with kidney reflux level 2. She is on daily antibiotics, and they said she should grow out of it within 2 or 3 years. Praying for you guys.