Prayers/good thoughts needed

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Nichole was admitted to the hospital this morning after her 2nd trip to the ER in 24 hrs. CAT scan revealed stones and decrreased kidney function. Stones , infection aren't the big deal. That her kidney's are beginning to fail is why she's in hospital.

    doctor took family history of kidney disease seriously. Especially my own. He's calling in a nephrologist.

    While I'm just wishing she'd been well enough to make it to easy child's hospital......ours is a death trap......I'm grateful her doctor doesn't seem to be playing games. Acute renal failure is nothing to play with and can quickly become life threatening.:(:anxious:

    Prayers good thoughts really appreciated. Scared for my little girl right now.

  2. Star*

    Star* call 911


    Keeping Nicole, you and your entire family in our prayers for strength, healing and a speedy recovery. Hang in there. We're around you like angels holding you up. (Even if it is a hospital you don't like)

    Hugs & Love
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Ohhhh Nooooo....I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they can get the specialist on board quickly and help her. Please keep us updated...(((HUGS))
  4. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Lisa, I'm keeping Nichole in my thoughts.

  5. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Prayers and good thoughts headed your way! If the doctor is on it like this, maybe he won't hesitate to transfer her if things warrant it. Obviously I don't want things to be that bad but if the doctor is serious, maybe he'll realize it's beyond that hospital's range, Know what I mean??

    Giver her hugs from her board Aunties. I've never had stones myself (thank GOD!) but I've seen people literally go to their knees in front of me as one shifted. (um...don't tell her that part although I'm sure she knows)

    Are they going to do the sonic blasting of the stones or let nature take it's course?
  6. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers. How is Aubrey doing?
  7. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Saying many prayers
  8. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    THinking praying and sending thoughts of healing to your Nicole.

    Hang in there Mom, try to breathe.
  9. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    {{{Lisa & Nichole}}} Sending lots of healing prayers and hugs ~
  10. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Stang, the stones are too small to worry about right now according to doctor. Although it will have to be watched, especially if they continue not to pass.

    That's what has them stumped. Neither the infection nor the stones are bad enough to cause her kidneys to fail........yet they are failing. She's had 3000ml (think 3 quarts) of fluid since 5am. Yet only excreted 600ml (think little more than half a quart) when she should put out what's she's taking in. :(

    I've been trying to get her darn urologist to pay attention to her symptoms for about a year.:mad: But he blew it off as simple stones. In a family loaded with kidney disease you do not take that attitude.

    Nichole has had periods of swelling and feeling positively horrid for more than a year. But fam doctor would never check her renal function, said she was too young for such things. :mad::faint:

    So now I'm sitting her wondering if her kidneys have been failing for a while and it's only now it has been caught or what?

    I really hate this. This is killing me. I know in my head that this is not my fault, but my Mommy heart is not listening to my head. Nichole and I are alike in appearance, personality, but dammit I didn't want her to be like me this way too.:ashamed:

    Stang, if she get's too bad they will transfer her because easy child and I will throw such a stink they'll have no choice. D*mn I'm scared for my baby girl. She may be 20, but she's still very much my baby girl.

    Aubrey is being watched by boyfriend. As far as I know she's dealing ok with it. Just knows Mommy is sick and the docs are "fixing" her.

    Thanks for the prayers.

  11. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    I know you're scared but try to stay calm. As for genetics...that's a fluke. Yes, it may run in the family but it's still a fluke. It's NOT your fault!!!! My mom is the same way though. She tells me the only legacy she'll leave me is a koi-y medical history.

    Look at the positives here. Maybe late but the doctor is paying attention. She IS putting out fluid...maybe not what it should be but there IS output. She's in the hospital and will go to a better one if needed because she has you and her sister to terrorize the staff. :tongue:

    Hugs Lisa....she (and you) will get through this.
  12. flutterby

    flutterby Fly away!

    Lisa, I know you know this, but kidney disease can fly under the radar for quite a while. And then you get this. :(

    The docs *should* have listened. It infuriates me when they're too young, you're too this or too that. Everyone does not respond how the textbooks say they should. Doctors should know that. Given the family history, they should have taken this very seriously.

    But, you know that. I'm angry right along beside you.

    Keep us posted and let Nichole know she's in my thoughts.

  13. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Oh and by the way??? Quit hanging out in the hospital parking lot. Chain smoking, while definately understandable (and smoke one for me will ya? LOL) does NOT help!!!!
  14. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    How is she doing Lisa...any updates?
  15. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Looking for an update as well...
  16. smallworld

    smallworld Moderator

    Sending many positive healing thoughts and gentle hugs Nichole's way.
  17. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Daisy---logged back in looking for an update...praying Nicole is improving. Hugs.
  18. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Not really any change right now. She did manage to put out another 400ml but that was with yet another 1000ml IV bag. But it is good that she is putting out something. She attempted to eat supper....not sure if she kept it down. She's been sleeping alot. And so we've let her rest. She needs it.

    Her output is very low. But it's still there at least. I'm hoping the nephrologist will get in to see her in the morning. I plan to be there. easy child is also trying to swing it to be there...but since Nichole and I are the main sitters for the boys...that makes it a bit touchy. We may have to tag team it.

    I'm staying by the phone. Nichole can call me any time she feels she needs me, even if it's just to talk.

    My fear is if she begins to recover on her may once again dismiss it and she'll continue to fly under the radar. The doctor watching over her at the moment is excellent. He's covering for her fam doctor who doesn't have duty this weekend. (thank God, her fam doctor is a nut case most days) I'm praying her won't let her slip thru the cracks again.

    I'll update as soon as I know more.

    Thanks and (hugs) to all of you.
  19. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Sending up prayers that they can stabilize her and figure out what's wrong. Glad to hear she is with a good doctor for now... hope things improve soon!
  20. jbrain

    jbrain Member

    Just came upon this thread. Thanks for keeping us updated, Lisa, we are all thinking of you and holding you in our thoughts and prayers.