Saturday, July 13, 2013

Clear Direction

    We met with a new doctor this week to address Sawyer's most recent issues. (For a better explanation of the new issues, go here.) 
The short of it is that Sawyer has reflux in his ureter allowing urine to back flow into his transplanted kidney.  This caused two episodes of infection in his transplanted kidney.  These episodes jeopardize his kidney. Not good… at all.

     The doctor, a pediatric urologist, scheduled Sawyer for endoscopic surgery (outpatient) in September. In  the surgery, she will inject Deflux into the opening of Sawyer's ureter.  Deflux is a bulking agent that will help Sawyer's ureter stay closed when his bladder is contracted.

     We prayed for wisdom and clear direction.  Our prayers were answered.  The urologist did not even give us the option of the more invasive surgery.  We are grateful and relieved. Sawyer is being spared from a lot more pain and suffering.  We wish they did not have to tamper with any part of the transplant, but some tampering is better than a lot. 

     In the meantime, Sawyer's Pee-Pee Boot Camp has to be extended and intensified.  This will help with his bladder abnormalities.  The doctor needs to see more progress before she will do the surgery in September.  We bought him a watch that sounds an alarm every two hours reminding him to start "the drill".  Pray the little soldier cooperates.  

1 comment:

Todd Woolston said...

Praying and believing!