Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Another Urology Appointment

Yesterday we were seen in Bakersfield by a urologist from CHLA.  They come to Bakersfield twice a month, so it was really nice not to have to drive all the way down there.

He said that there are several main components to having a healthy bladder.  First having healthy kidneys, which Mia's look great, so there are no concerns there.  Second, not having reoccurring urinary tract infections, which Mia also hasn't had, which is great.  Third, not having reflux, or at least minimal reflux that isn't damaging anything.  Again, Mia's is mild, so she's ok in that category.  And then not having too much pressure in the bladder itself along with the proper capacity of bladder and then being able to fully empty it and wait a duration of time before doing that again.

The urodynamics study that we did in Cincinnati is what pushed us to do the tethered cord surgery because her bladder wasn't functioning properly.  There was too much pressure and she had a very minimal capacity.  He told us that those tests aren't always perfect and that after the release of her tethered cord, it might change also, so his opinion is to repeat that test and see where we are now.  Thankfully it's not a must do right now test since baby #3 is almost here, so the plan is to repeat that test in March or April down at CHLA and then go from there.

It made a lot of sense to us and so we plan on following up with that test.

I had my 37 week check up yesterday.  Baby is actually making some progress downward this time, which never happened with Calvin.  So I see a glimmer of hope that he could arrive without a c-section.  :). Time will tell.

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