Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ella update

Just wanted to give a quick update. Dave is already upstairs sleeping but I couldn't resist a late nap with the kids... I am paying for it now.
We took Miss Ella to her long-awaited Pediatric Urologist appointment on Friday. First off, we waited for 45 minutes to be seen and as much as I hate waiting it was almost fun this time. Ella is such a character and she had all 18 people in that room laughing. She was forcing all the kids to play ring-around-the-roses, stealing other's snacks, dancing and chatting with everyone. When we went back for our turn we had people sad to say good-bye to the show. This girl is such a treat!
Anyways. We have decided to do as the Doctor suggested which is set up a surgery date for Ella. This will save us from not only keeping her on a constant anti-biotic for years but every 6 months we would need to do another VCUG. That is not one I want to be making her do so often. Plus with Dave going back to get his PhD next Fall we will be on poor student insurance and we won't be in full control of ella's treatment and Doctors at that point.
The surgery is out-patient and should be over in less then a hour. The Dr. said the recovery is quick and pretty painless. The best part is that we should never have to think about any of this stuff again afterwards.. hooray!!!
We will keep you all posted on how things go, probably late September will be the surgery. Poor ella, 2 surgeries before she is 2. We're going for no more after this one!!

3 comments:

Rebecca D. said...

well as surgeries go this sounds like a good one. If you can eliviate all the meds and tests I think it's great!!!! good luck!!!

julie said...

My close friend had this as a little girl and it went pefectly, no problems at all. And a few girfriends here also have daughters who had the same complications. Two waited and ended up having to do the surgeries when their kids were six. Good decision. That sounds like it would have been a pain!

jamie c. said...

So sorry you have to go through this. It will be way harder as a mom than it will be for Ella, with any luck, she won't even remember anything about it. Good luck with it all!

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