Monday, November 1, 2010

Kidney appointment update and Halloween

Hudson went to CMC today for another follow-up appointment with Dr. Donohoe (pediatric urologist). They did an ultrasound to compare to the one they did while the stent was still in place. Everything looked the same. The kidney is still dilated which means there is still some degree of reflux. Doc said that he expected to see that, and that everything looked good (as expected). He's still urinating well, and producing urine well. Those are the main things. He goes back in another month for another VCUG test. This test is a little more extensive and will give them a clearer picture of what degree his reflux is. We pray it will be gone by then! He's been refluxing at grade 4 out of 5 since birth. So, in the meantime, we continue to monitor him and ensure that he's producing urine and peeing well. We also continue the antibiotic. We were hoping to be off it by now. (he's been on antibiotic since birth) Hopefully the day is coming, but until then we will follow doc's orders. They also did blood work to check his kreatinin levels to make sure the kidney is filtering out the toxins appropriately. We are so thankful that he had a good checkup and that he is doing well.
For the past 6 weeks or so, we have been planning Halloween festivities with our great friends. I think the moms were looking forward to it much more than the kids. It was Hudson's first time Trick-or-Treating, and he had so much fun with Claire and Ila. I am so thankful for Jennifer and Barrett and their family. They are so wonderful to us, and to Hudson. He loves them a ton too! It was great to be with great friends and family. Here are some pictures.
This boy LOVES Jennifer. When he sees her, he just puts his arms up for her to hold him. I am so thankful to have her as a friend. Mrs. Anne is so sweet to Hudson. We love her.

My little giraffe, and Pebbles. I was so glad that Erin, Jarvis, and Ila were able to come too. Again, I'm so thankful for their friendship.

My little family.
I love my giraffe!

Hudson the giraffe, and Claire the zebra.
Off we go!

I can't wait until we get home. I want to taste this candy NOW!

YUM! Thanks, Nana!!!

I'm tired of walking. Time to hop on the golf cart with Nana and Barrett.

I love this picture. It's so much fun having wonderful friends with babies all the same age.


  1. Awwwww, what an adorable little giraffe!!

  2. Just visiting your blog and happened to browse this post...I'm also a working mom and had to take my son through all of those tests for the kidneys...b/c of his chronic kidney infections. Talk about stressful!