Yesterday was crazy, so I didn’t end up writing my One Word Wednesday resolution update… BUT it was probably one of my most successful days as far as actually being content that I’ve had in a long time. I say that’s a win. So here’s how the day went (which by the way relates entirely to One Word Wednesday as it was Adaleigh’s kidney appointment and that hanging over my head was a huge cloud on my contentment):
1) Wake up and get around… Actually on time. Talk about a good start to the day! 🙂
2) Take the boys to my moms, then head out ourselves.
3) Quickly enjoy a nice Mickey D’s breakfast too… Yet another good start to the day!
4) Drive, drive, drive.
5) Find a parking spot. Yes, this was an adventure, but it ended in a beautiful way. The hospital has a parking lot and garage that provide free parking. Both were completely full. As we were leaving the garage a bit down about having to find a place to pay for parking, we saw people walk out right ahead of us. They loaded in their car and left, opening up a great spot. Maybe it’s silly, but it made both Corey and I feel like if God can take care of something as small as a parking spot, he can surely take care of our little girl.
6) Head to her appointment, check in, and wait.
7) The moment of truth… Finally getting some answers…
First off, the doctors we saw both made me feel so comfortable and like we were in good hands. That means so much. I was so thankful, because it may seem like a small thing, but the doctor you have truly can make such a difference. Pretty much right away they told us what was up.
In medical terms, Adaleigh has a duplication of her left renal collection system. The upper pole of her left kidney is obstructed, likely due to an ureterocele. There also may be reflux happening to add to the problem.
So what does that mean? From what I understand, her left kidney is divided into two parts. One “tube” so to speak drains the top 1/3 of her kidney to her bladder, and another drains the lower 2/3. The tube to the top 1/3 is blocked. This is causing her left bladder to be severly swollen with urine. Because of the blockage, it’s also possible that urine is flowing back up the working tube.
The good news is all of this is completely fixable. The less good news is that it does need fixed. We have an appointment March 10th for some testing to be sure that this is what is going on and to evaluate how severe it is. If it is extremely severe, she will likely need surgery right away. If not, we will likely wait to have surgery until she is closer to a year old, as it is a major procedure.
It is all a little scary, but mainly I feel really blessed to finally have some answers, and to know my little girl will most likely be okay.
8-end of the day) Get some food, get the boys, and enjoy my family! 🙂
All in all, it sincerely was a good day. I feel content. My little Adaleigh is being watched out for, and so is the rest of my family. Even though there are little stresses and all of that, it’s okay. I’m okay. Life is good.
And I will update on all of my resolutions soon (maybe next week’s One Word Wednesday?!)! 🙂