Thursday, April 02, 2009

He is God, and He is GOOD!!

Here's the update on our littlest family member:

We had an ultrasound scan this morning at U of M - lots of measuring and looking and measuring some more...

There are no cysts in Baby's kidney - but there IS fluid that is not draining. It appears that Baby has a small blockage at the uretero-pelvic junction (UPJ - which is where the kidney meets the tube that connects to the bladder, aka the ureter). The obstruction is not allowing all of the fluid (urine) to drain from that kidney, so it's building up. It's called unilateral hydronephrosis. Means "on one side, there is water in the kidney."

This is "better" than cysts - no abnormal growths, and since my amniotic fluid is measuring perfectly on track, it appears that both kidneys are still functioning normally... just that one of them (the right one) cannot drain the way it should. No one seems to be sure WHY this happens - it's just one of those things...

I'll go back for another scan in a month or two to check and make sure nothing has changed/gotten worse - but this will PROBABLY be handled fairly easily once Baby is born (a catheter-ish contraption will likely be used to break up the blockage, or occasionally these conditions actually clear up on their own!).

There is a possibility that things could get worse, or that surgery would be required if the other procedure was ineffective - but those are just possibilities.

We are breathing much more easily today, and praising God for His faithfulness and timing. And we are so grateful to the community of family and friends that have shown us support and love - we're really blessed!!

1 thoughts:

Kaycee said...

I am so glad you got better news! I hope that it will clear up on it's own!! Or at least only require one of the lesser treatments. You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers!