Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Pop goes the...

     Sawyer's surgery was successful today, but the doctor made a surprising discovery during the procedure.  Turns out, Sawyer's ureter had partially popped out from his bladder.  There was not enough of his ureter in the bladder for the bladder muscle to properly contract around it.  Therefore, urine easily back-flowed into the kidney causing the infections.

     The doctor believes Sawyer's ureter popped out because he is a "chronic holder". Good thing Sawyer has been going through Pee Pee Boot Camp.  If he does not maximize his potty breaks, he will have more serious issues in the future. 

     Although the ureter could not be placed into its proper position, the Deflux procedure corrected the back-flow (re-flux).  Sawyer is home and resting well.  He came home with a foley catheter.  So, he will stay put until we remove it tomorrow.

     Thank you for all of the prayers. Although this was a minor procedure, we take none of them for granted.  We are grateful for the excellent team at CHKD and great friends and family. 

Monday, November 4, 2013


     After months of Pee Pee Boot Camp, Sawyer has his Deflux procedure tomorrow (11/5) at CHKD.  Hopefully, this will help his ureter fully contract to stop the back-flow (reflux) of urine going into his kidney and causing infection.  Infection is deadly to a transplanted kidney.  So, tomorrow is necessary.

     We would appreciate all prayers for Sawyer and the success of the surgery.  It's been nice to get a break from the hospital, but we are grateful for the caring professionals at CHKD.

Sawyer had an important conversation with me while watching the game.  He was unfazed, as usual, by my passion for fair play.  At least, that's what I'd like to call it.