13 June 2007
poor little guy
This morning Garty and Mommy went to get an ultrasound of his kidneys and a VCUG (a urinary tract test that involves shoving a small tube into an uncomfortable place and shooting fluid into it). The doctors wanted to see if there was any underlying cause of his kidney infections last fall. Since he hasn't had any trouble since December, we fully expected the tests to conclude that the kidney infections were just random. We were correct on that count. However, the ultrasound revealed that Garty's kidneys are abnormal and full of cysts. The doctor who read the tests suggested that we see the head of the nephrology department at Children's Hospital in Philly. He's evidently world famous and will hopefully be able to shed some light on the situation since the doctor we spoke with had never seen anything quite like Garty's kidneys. We'd appreciate your prayers for our little guy who has been through so much already in his first year of life. We're thankful that his kidney infections last fall gave us the opportunity to discover these cysts. We're praying that they aren't a long term health concern. We also learned that renal cysts are often hereditary, so we'd appreciate your prayers for Joshua and Patience as well. We'll keep you updated on the situation as things develop.