So far, so good

March 31, 2010

Everything has seemed to go well for surgery today. Hopefully, this will successfully block urine from traveling back up her ureters into her kidneys. (The condition she has is known as “reflux.” The procedure today is known as “deflux.” Very original.)

The day started off really well when the kind lady at admittance gave us an extra medical band for Muno, meaning both Katy and Muno could have matching “bracelets.” You’d be surprised how much that kind of thing actually helps.

Doesn’t matter how many times you do something like this, it just plain sucks watching them take your little girl behind those doors. When our pager went off to let us know she was done and they would be bringing her out, I think I may have left everything back in the waiting room and just made a bee-line for the door. As I see the nurse rolling a bed down the hall behind the doors, I suddenly see Muno rise up off the bed and a little arm waving him around. Yep, that’s my girl.

By the time we were actually released, there was only one thing on Katy’s mind: home.

We’re not out of the wood on this thing yet. She still needs to pee before 8 pm tonight or we have to catheterize her ourselves (something we know how to do, but hate doing anyway.) Then, we have to go back in June to see if this procedure has actually worked. How do they do that? They run the same god-awful test they did last November. They’ll catheterize her, fill her bladder up with liquid, take x-rays and see if anything is going the wrong way. I’m just hoping this time they don’t keep filling her up until she pees. Katy held nearly 3 liters of liquid in her bladder last time.

Thanks for everyone’s well-wishes! We’ll keep the updates coming.

Todd and Shell

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Nana March 31, 2010 at 4:18 pm

It looks great!


Todd April 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

Well, thanks, Mom!


Ann Kahalon March 31, 2010 at 10:43 pm

So glad to hear Katy is doing well, just want you to know I have enjoyed visiting this site. Its is really eye-opening, and commend you and your family for all your love and care your little angel gets from all of you. I plan on visiting the website more in the near future.
All the Best Wishes for all of you–Ann K.


Todd April 1, 2010 at 8:09 am

Thanks for the comment, Ann, and thanks more just for visiting. I’ve still got a long way to go with the website, but we’re getting there! Thanks, again. – Todd


Mike April 5, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Todd, thanks for the site and know that she is in our thoughts and prayers


Todd April 5, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Mike- Thanks for the well wishes! It’s just good to know people care enough to check in on her!


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