We took the Dude to the ultrasound specialist at the Children's Hospital in Oldenburg. After many pictures and lots of "Hmm's" the doctor turned to use with his verdict. Apparently the Dude's ureter, which connects his kidney to his bladder, is enlarged at the part that attaches to the bladder. This could be nothing, however there is a possibility that reflux is occurring. That is, urine is being pushed back into the kidneys. I did not need the doctor to tell me that that is a bad thing. In fact I get a whole different kind of reflux when I think about it.
In order to determine if reflux is occurring we now must go to the urologist in a few weeks. They will stick a catheter in the Dude's little part and push contrast fluid to check it out. In the mean time we have to give the Dude low dose antibiotics in order to prevent possible infection. If there is no reflux then we can discontinue the antibiotics and continue to monitor the situation with ultrasounds. If there is reflux, then we will continue and antibiotics and monitor the situation with ultrasound. Are you as confused as I am?
As if I have not been on edge enough, my Big Dad did not arrive this morning. In fact, I am not even sure where he is at the moment. He was flying standby and did not get on the plane yesterday afternoon. The last email I received said, "I am scrambling and checking other airlines. I will let you know." I know nothing at this point.
Furthermore, the Church may not let Ch-ard participate in the Christening tomorrow as the Dude's Godfather. Something about missing paperwork. This is a WHOLE other post which I will get into next week.
Gosh, I am so looking forward to the weekend.