A diagnosis.

Gavin has been in and out of the doctor's office for more than a month now. He was having back pain, then he was dreadfully sick and lost 10 lbs over the course of a week. They checked for everything, and he came back negative for most stuff. They took a urine sample to find that he has microscopic hematuria.

We went back to the doctor on numerous occasions and this commonplace problem didn't clear up like it normally does. He met with a urologist who ordered a urinalysis and cat scan.

We just went in Friday to get a diagnosis and a cytoscopy, but after looking at the cat scan results the doctor told Gavin that he needs to look at his kidneys through the cytoscope, so he needs surgery.

Good news, Gavin doesn't have bladder cancer (that they can depict at least), bad news he has hydronephrosis, which is the enlargement of a kidney because of a blockage. The doctor says it could be a stone, congenital or it could be a tumor/cancer, etc.

We will see, but for now we are so thankful and gracious that he is cancer free as far as we know, and he won't be awake and alert when they put that thing up his... you know what and where.

Tuesday morning is surgery and he may stay overnight at the hospital, please keep G in your prayers, he's worried about the procedure, and I'm concerned about his well-being and recovery.

On a lighter note, Harper's first birthday is Thursday! Saturday is her party. We are going to let Harper open her present on Thursday and we will save the rest for her party.

Can't wait, plus I have a research paper and presentation this week, eek!!


Sadie said...

Oh my goodness Gabi! I hope surgery goes well, we'll keep you both in our prayers! Good luck!

Gabi said...

Thanks Sadie :) I know that he will be fine, we just keep praying that is something that the doctor can fix, and that Gavin will be good after the procedure. We are hoping for the best :D