Saturday, July 18, 2009

Less exciting news

The Doctor walked in right after I posted the update. The results of the renal (kidney) ultrasound came back. It seems the kidney is building up urine again (hydronephrosis). Although he wants to have urology take a look he thinks it may be another issue at the ureteropelvic junction. This where the first obstruction was repaired. Although the Dr. does not know yet what causes the obstruction, my theory of scar tissue was definitely a possibility. Obviously very bumped right now. And grateful we happen to be at the hospital for something seemingly unrelated, so we are able to catch this early! Please fingers crossed once again!


Mascha said...

I can't believe what has happened since I last checked face book and Loki's blog. I am so sorry to hear about this development, and sincerely hope Loki will feel better soon. I totally agree with Cheryl, it is time to get to the root cause of his problems. But I am confident you are in excellent care at UCSF.

I also wish you some more sleep.

Big hugs.

About Loki Sky

Loki Sky is a special little man. He was a very early micropreemie, weighing only 610 grams (1 lb, 5 oz) after 24 weeks, 3 days gestation, born to an American Father and a Dutch Mother in Berkeley, California on October 18, 2008.

On January 11, 2009, while still in the hospital NICU, his one kidney stopped working. It was repaired after three surgeries. After spending time in three hospitals in three cities, Loki came home on February 17. He struggled with eating, and then stopped in July, leading to 8 days in the hospital, a failure-to-thrive diagnosis, and a NG feeding tube. On October 10, a minor surgery installed a G feeding tube. Another procedure replaced it with a new one, and then again with a Mic-Key button in Jan. 2010.

In August 2010, he and his parents moved to the Netherlands.

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