Saturday, February 10, 2007

Bad plumbing

And unfortunately I'm not talking about the kind with copper (do they still use copper?) pipes.

We had our second Level 2 ultrasound yesterday. Those of you who have followed me from my LJ will remember that 4 weeks ago we had our first L2 ultrasound to check on the status of my evil placenta. The placenta turned out okay, but they saw some dilation in a kidney. Hence the second L2 ultrasound. I had hoped that it would clear up on its own, but apparently I just can't escape children who have pee-pee problems. SkyWalker had to have surgery at 6 months old to correct hypospadious. This one will need surgery too. There is still dilation in the right kidney which means that something is either pinching the ureter or there's reflux, some kind of obstruction. They'll keep giving me the L2s every 4 weeks to make sure that there is enough amniotic fluid (baby pee). There's plenty of fluid now which means that the kidneys and bladder are working. If there is not enough fluid that could be a problem... We'll meet with a surgeon, the same guy who did SkyWalker's surgery, he'll check out #2 after its born to diagnose the actual problem and we'll go from there.

I wonder what will happen to #3 and #4? Will their pee-pee problems be worse? Will they tell me I can't have #3 and #4? That will suck.

In other plumbing news FIL is not feeling too well and is actually in pain. I think he starts the radiation next week. He's been on some pain medication that made him sick so now he's back on something he took when he had chemo last year.

Think maybe there's a reason my kids have bad plumbing? I'm going to blame my husband's side of the family.

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bookishbiker said...

When in doubt, blame the father's side. I think that will stand you in good stead. Speaking of baby pee-pee, you're avoiding gender-specificity. Do you know, and you're just not telling? Good luck. Don't worry about #3 and #4 - get you and #2 through this business first!

Jedi Mama said...

Nope, don't know. Don't wanna. :-) I like the surprise and I like annoying all my family and friends and co-workers by not finding out. Tee-hee.

bookishbiker said...

Well it also lets you expand on fun/goofy kid's names. I hereby submit Earl or Pearl. :-)

ayanna said...

i'm sorry about baby's pee-pee the way, i don't know the gender either. and my mom wants me to tell her what names we are thinking of, and we make it a policy to tell pretty much no one any names, so she gets to wait with everyone else.

Bee said...

I'm sorry, hun... At least it's a pee-pee problem instead of a heart or brain problem... Perspective sometimes helps... Though, sometimes, it's just annoying -- so feel free to kick me tomorrow... Teeheehee... Just remember to keep that baby warm... [since you're an incubator with legs and all]