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carole
10-06-2003, 12:20 AM
We have just taken my daughter to a medical specialist today, a urologist, he did a scan of her kidneys and tubes, and on the right kidney and tube there is two dark black spots, which are not normal, on wednesday she will have and ivp to see what is going on.

It could be nothing to worry about he said, in the kidney it could be a vein showing up, but there might be a blockage in the tube.

I am just so frightened of the results, please if anyone has been through a similar situation with themselves or child, I would appreciate hearing from you, I guess I need some re-assuring right now.

I cannot imagine melissa keeping still for one hour, as that is how long the procedure can take.

She is so brave about everything, just takes it in her stride, she was keen to get it over and done with, she is braver than me for sure.

I sure hope everything is ok.

binka_nugget
10-06-2003, 12:31 AM
Prayers on the way. I hope it's nothing to worry about..

carole
10-06-2003, 12:33 AM
Thank you , me too, fingers crossed.

Nomilynn
10-06-2003, 01:03 AM
I will keep you in my thoughts!

RobiLee
10-06-2003, 01:28 AM
Hi Carole

Just wanted to let you know that I am thinking about you and your daughter and sending out bigs hugs to you. I know how hard the waiting can be. Hang in there. Stay positive and stay strong.

Hugs...Robin

P.S....My sister had kidney surgery a long time ago. I think she might have been around 15 yrs. old. I'm not for sure what the problem was. I'll have to check with her and my parents and find out. How old is your daughter?

krazyaboutkatz
10-06-2003, 01:37 AM
I sure hope it's nothing serious. Prayers and positive thoughts are on the way. Please take care.

popcornbird
10-06-2003, 03:29 AM
I hope its nothing serious. Prayers on the way that your little girl will be just fine! Did you take her in just for a check up or was she not feeling well?

Ally Cat's Mommy
10-06-2003, 04:26 AM
Hope it's nothing serious! You and your Daughter are in my prayers.

Miss Meow
10-06-2003, 04:30 AM
Carole, I hope everything turns out OK. It's best to be safe than sorry, and I hope these tests are only precautionary.

ChrisH
10-06-2003, 06:33 AM
Carole, I hope it turns out to be nothing serious. Prayers and positive thought being sent right now.

Chris

Cataholic
10-06-2003, 07:43 AM
Carole,
Positive thoughts and prayers coming to your daughter and you.

neko1
10-06-2003, 07:44 AM
I'm keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts.

anna_66
10-06-2003, 08:13 AM
Prayers & positive thoughts coming your way:)

stacwase
10-06-2003, 08:38 AM
I've known many, many people who have had blockages show up in a tube, and they were just kidney stones (which are painful but definitely not life threatening). Often they were nothing at all. I've had them myself. So remember - a dark spot on a scan is not synonymous with very bad news. Relax. Worrying isn't going to help you!

mugsy
10-06-2003, 08:49 AM
I will be thinking of her during her tests. Good luck. You know how well the Pet Talk prayer patrol works, so she should be good to go.

gini
10-06-2003, 09:44 AM
Carole, I know how worrisome these events can be for you and your daughter.

I send you prayers that all is well and you can soon celebrate.

Chinadoll
10-06-2003, 11:00 AM
Positive thoughts and prayers for your daughter. ((hugs))

Samantha Puppy
10-06-2003, 11:01 AM
I hope it's nothing serious. You and your girl will be in my thoughts and prayers... Sending positive vibes your way too! :)

KYS
10-06-2003, 11:55 AM
Sending many good thoughts/prayers that your daughter will
be well. Thinking of you both.
Hugs
Karen

Tina
10-06-2003, 12:24 PM
Your daughter will be in my thoughts.

Albea
10-06-2003, 12:52 PM
I hope it's only a scare and there's nothing serious showing in the tests. Prayers and positive thoughts going your way.

PayItForward
10-06-2003, 01:14 PM
Sending many {{{hugs}}} your way.

Hoping everything going fine and that the results are good.

Logan
10-06-2003, 01:39 PM
Carole, you're a mom! It is your job to worry!! That's what we do best!!! :) I will definitely keep your daughter, and you, in my thoughts and prayers.

Logan

slick
10-06-2003, 01:56 PM
Prayers coming your way that it's nothing serious.

Karen
10-06-2003, 03:39 PM
To keep yourself from worrying too much, how about planning what extra-special dinner/dessert she'll get on Wednesday after enduring another round of tests. Medical tests are no fun, but at least you don't have to study for them, or worry about how your grade will be effected! ;)

Your family will be in my prayers.

lovemyshiba
10-06-2003, 05:04 PM
Carole, you and your daughter will be in my prayers.
Please let us know how everything turns out.

carole
10-06-2003, 05:29 PM
Thanks everyone , you guy's always make me feel better and help put things into perspective, as i am the biggest worry wort out, you should see me with the cats. now thats another story lol.

PCB my daughter has been having ongoing UTI's, this is why a specialist needed to be consulted, the good thing is , everything is getting underway very fast, tues consultant, wed IVU. She is 11yrs old.

My husband came yesterday, and is off to Auckland for a new job interview today,(really hoping he gets, it as it would be a promotion and more money) (and maybe more cats, just kiddin) he won't beable to take more time off this week, so my mum is coming with me, so that's great, it always helps to have extra support.

Anyway no matter the outcome, I must put on a brave face for my daughter's sake, yes logan it is part of the deal isn't it being a mum, worry , worry worry.

An interesting fact the consultant mentioned, was that the bladder has a lining of mucous, repeated infections break this down, and let the bacteria just slip in real easily, so for the next two months she will be on an antibiotic, one a day, then half a pill a day second month, this helps build the mucous up again, and prevent the bacteria getting in, with repeated infections, it does not have the chance to do this.

Thanks again my friends for taking the time to listen.

IttyBittyKitty
10-08-2003, 08:41 AM
I hope the results are positive! I tried sending you a PM but your box was full :(

let me know how she goes ... she really is a brave girl, give her a huge hug from me and the fur kids

wolfsoul
10-08-2003, 04:33 PM
Any news yet?? I hope everything is okay!

tatsxxx11
10-08-2003, 06:18 PM
Sending healing prayers and positive thoughts your way, Carole. Hopefully the Dr. can get this under control with the antibiotics. You and your family have been through so much this year Carole. You need a whole bunch of hugs!:) Thinking of you with love, friend. Please keep us updated. Sandra

carole
10-08-2003, 09:40 PM
Thanks Tamara and Sandra and everyone else for your kind words and support.
Well the IVU went well, no adverse side effects, and melissa was great, she always is, she is fantastic when it comes to needles, infact I am more of a baby when it comes to needles than she is.

We ended up waiting a whole hour, as they were not keen to go ahead until they talked to the specialist, they did not realise she had already had a scan, I guess they were just making sure, so I don't mind really, better to be safe than sorry.

Appointment on monday with the specialist for the results, at 8.am, so now its just the painstaking wait and worry.

Keep those prayers and positive thoughts coming, please, I really appreciate them.

Yup Sandra 2001 and 2003 have been bad years for my family, so let us hope 2004 is better.

Hey the specialist's name is get this DIRK DRENT, sounds like some private eye or something lol.

And hey everyone YOU ARE THE BEST AND I LOVE YA ALL:)

mugsy
10-08-2003, 10:24 PM
Positive thoughts continue from the Hoosier State. I'm glad your daughter was a brick. Tell her I said good luck!

carole
10-08-2003, 10:53 PM
Thanks heaps mugsy, will pass on your message to melissa.:)

Tonya
10-08-2003, 10:54 PM
I'll have Melissa in my prayers. Keep us informed and stay strong.

carole
10-08-2003, 11:02 PM
Will do Tonya, thanks, will keep you updated, hopefully all will be well, I have the xrays, but I cannot make head or tail of them, if you know what I mean, to the untrained eye, everything looks weird.

ChrisH
10-09-2003, 12:30 PM
What a wonderful young lady Mellissa is, please give her a big, big, hug from me.
Prayers and positive thoughts for good results continuing.

Chris

carole
10-09-2003, 07:12 PM
Thanks Chrish, , I will pass those big hugs on with no problem at all , cheers .:)

luckies4me
10-10-2003, 12:08 AM
Prayers already sent for your sweet daughter! Tell her I am praying that she is alright and that her UTI's clear up soon. Take care and try not to worry so much. :)

carole
10-10-2003, 04:04 AM
Thanks luckie4me, will do, I am going to do some retail therapy this weekend to help keep my mind off things,:) :D

K9karen
10-10-2003, 11:52 PM
Carole..you certainly deserve a better year! Prayers always coming your way for another happy ending!

luckies4me
10-10-2003, 11:54 PM
Originally posted by carole
Thanks luckie4me, will do, I am going to do some retail therapy this weekend to help keep my mind off things,:) :D

hee hee. Hey shopping never hurt anybody! :D ILOVE shopping, which is why I don't have a credit card. ;)

RobiLee
10-11-2003, 08:12 AM
Retail therapy sounds like a good idea, Carole. Hang in there!

Hugs....Robin :)

Sudilar
10-11-2003, 09:41 AM
Prayers for Melissa and you, too, Carole. Hope all goes well Monday.

carole
10-11-2003, 08:08 PM
Thanks for your kind words, robilee and sudilar, the retail therapy did not work, my heart just wasn't in it, its sunday afternoon, not long to go now, my stomach turns when I think about the appointment, its the not knowing that is getting to me, oh well I will try and keep my mind off it, coming on PT and looking and answering other threads always helps.:)

Karen
10-11-2003, 08:56 PM
How about baking something? That's always a good distraction - with yummy results that you can share with someone special - any elderly neighbors that might appreciate home-baked goodies? The elderly are usually lonely, and a quick "hello" can easily turn into several hours of listening to reminicences ...