Friday, March 30, 2012
In August, Karly had a 'minor' procedure to narrow her ureter and prevent reflux of old urine into her kidney (the original cause of her kidney failure). Unfortunately, this over-narrowed the ureter and, with stents and other interventions to gain the correct size, the ureter shut down and lost some of its blood supply over about a 4 inch section. Today, her urologist, along with a transplant surgeon he trusts (who was also great to talk with this morning) are attempting to re-connect her transplanted kidney so she has a clear pathway to her bladder. We feel very good about this team and she is so looking forward to getting rid of the nephtube that has been the only outlet from her kidney for 5 months! Good luck, Karly (the bravest girl I know!).