Monday, October 6, 2008
A day of Appointments and Riley's Results
Today we had Doctors appointments. First we had a follow up for Riley at the Urologist. We got his results from the test a couple weeks ago. What he has is his bladder is what is called a ureterocele. This is a congenital abnormality of the urinary bladder. This developed prenatally and is unknown why this happened. This effect the ureters in which Riley's case the left side swelled and developed a pouch. The concerns with this is obstruction of urine and infection. The doctor even said this could be the reason Riley's left kidney never grew but there is no way to know for sure. He said he is pretty sure that what he has is not genetic. The plan is to just keep an eye on him. He has another ultrasound in November to see if it has gotten smaller. The doctor said if he had his left kidney he would have needed surgery right away but because he doesn't have it, the doctor hopes the ureterocele will just get smaller and go away. We just have to watch for any signs of infection, which is hard in a baby. So for the most part everything is good. We will let you know how the ultrasound in November goes. So after Riley's appointment we had to go out to Tacoma for my 6 week postpartum check. It was nice to see Dr. Kovanda again and she was happy to see Riley. I can't believe it has already been 6 weeks. Everything from the check was great except one little scary thing. I have a lump in my breast that is a little concerning so I have to get an ultrasound. Man I swear I have had so many tests. When is it going to end. Well please keep Riley and I in your thoughts and prayers and I will let everyone know how we are doing. This was a very busy day and we were so happy to get home.