Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Caroline is 17 months and a trip to the Childrens Hospital!

Caroline is 17 months old today. I cannot believe how fast those months have gone by. Today, we ventured into the big city to take her for her yearly check up on her left kidney. As you know, before she was born she had multiple cysts on the upper portion of her left kidney, and was born with an extra ureter on her left kidney as well. She had an ultrasound first, and our little lady stayed so still, and was so calm for the whole exam which I would say took over 15 minutes to complete. They looked at her bladder, her left kidney and her right. And back to the bladder. We were so proud of her. The tech was very happy with how well she did. That's our gal!

The next appointment was with our urology specialist who said to us, she looks great! The upper portion of her left kidney is shrivelling up, and disappearing. Yet, the left kidney continues to grow, and the amount of swelling is so minimal. Both kidneys are functioning and growing!

Yay Caroline. She is growing well, she has had not a fever or anything so, we go back in one year. We are very pleased, and couldn't ask for a better outcome.

So, in one year, we go back.


Kerry said...

So glad to here she is doing well! She is growing so fast...I can't believe those pictures.

Keep on going Caroline, yay!

Babzy said...

That's great news Cathy. She is a good little girl being cooperative with the medical staff. Sweet pictures.

Christine/ArmyBrat said...

Yeah Caroline! I'm so happy to hear that she isn't suffering with fevers and infections like Nicholas did.

Nicholas HATES the ultrasound. Its funny because it's the least invasive test he has to go through but he gets so freaked out by it.

We're finally to once a year visits too. I hope that Caroline continues the good trend and is problem free next year.

AmberP said...

Oh that is such GREAT news. I am so happy to hear that she is doing so well and what a big girl for sitting still. I am not sure Marcus would have done the same. So happy for you and the family Cathy!

Alyson said...

Hi cathy....for some reason I'm missing seeing your comments on my blog lately :( funny how I miss someone I've never met :)

hope all is well. not much longer before the baby arrives!! yay for you!

PamnPat'sParadise said...

Yay - great report!!! Amazing thinking back to when you were pregnant with her and had just found out that there was a problem. I remember the researching you were doing (I was doing some too) and how you did your best to stay positive throughout it all.

Beautiful little miracle girl!

miasmom said...

oh thats fabulous! yay caroline!

Allyson said...

Yay Caroline Mae, that's our girl!

The Besth Blog said...

Yeah to Miss Caroline..you look so sweet and so grown up now!
Lots of love

The Hoegler Family said...

Oh I am so glad to hear this great news. And happy belated birthday to you to Cathy.

Love from Hege