Tuesday, June 24, 2008

All's Well that Ends Well . . . Well, sort of

We took the Dude to the Urologist today . . . and everything turned out fine. Although there is a small part of ureter that is "too big," but there is no reflux back into his kidneys. We have to keep giving him low dose antibiotics for the next few weeks and then go back to the ultrasound specialist in four to six weeks. At that time, the doctor will probably take him off the antibiotics. Then we just have to keep checking it out every few months and as he grows his ureter will grow and that should eliminate all problems.

Whew! I am glad that there was no reflux. And even better, the Dude did not cry during the entire procedure. They numbed his penis before inserting the catheter and he just sort of looked around the whole time. He has also been in a pretty good mood all afternoon and ate a big lunch.

We only have one doctor's appointment left, which is next week. It is for his last set of shots until he turns one. Boy, am I relieved that we can put this behind us. I tell ya', I think it has all been worse for me than it was for him!

3 comments:

Snooker said...

Congratulations, I'm so happy to hear it! I've been thinking about the Little Dude and his problems.

Maria said...

awesome for Little Dude!

Oh, and in the past 18 months (my way of saying I'm no expert), I have learned that a lot of things "hurt" me more than The Boy. I have decided it's a mother/father thing.

Rabble Rouser said...

I am so happy that your little cutie is on the mend! I am sending you all sorts of good vibes for things to be stress free.

:-) Liz