Friday, April 23, 2010

Heavy Heart

My heart is heavy today.
Since the kids were sick with RSV in March it seems like
we have been hit with one thing after another.
In the past month and a half we have been to the ER 3 times and the doctor more than I can count.

Our illnesses have been something like this.
Mackenzie-RSV, Ear Infection, Croup, Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Mystery virus with an all over body rash and cough
Aaron- Strep Throat
Wesley-RSV, Ear infections (twice), Teething like crazy (fever, runny nose, all over miserable)
Me- Bunion surgery on both feet

Then on top of everything Mackenzie's doctor called us last night to go over a kidney ultrasound Mackenzie had a few days ago (because of the UTI).
You know when the doctor calls you personally at 6:45 p.m. to go over test results
it's never a good sign.
Apparently our baby girl has something abnormal in her left kidney.
They aren't really sure what it is at this point.
From all the medical mumbo jumbo I received over the phone
they think she has an extra functioning part in her kidney.
Sometimes it's ok to have two of something like a gallbladder or appendix but I guess two of whatever she has isn't good.
Your kidneys help with filtering blood and urine, regulating blood pressure, making Vitamin D to help with your bones, and stimulating a hormone that makes red blood cells.
All important things to say the least.
So for now we wait and pray and trust the Lord
knowing that He is good and that He loves our baby girl more than we ever could.
The next month or so will be filled with lots of not so fun tests and visits with specialists.
I'll keep you guys updated as we find out more.
Thanks for all of your support and prayers!

Random fact:
Did you know you can live a perfectly normal and healthy life with only one kidney?
Did you know Aaron (my hubby) was born with only one kidney?
Praise the Lord that it is only in one of her kidney's and that it's in an organ she has two of!
God is GOOD!


Amanda said...

Praying for your baby girl and your family! <3

Cora Anne Designs said...

I'll be praying for her, and lots of answers and peace of mind for you!

Sarah Seitz said...

Hi Kristin,

Just wanted to say that I will be praying for your family and especially sweet Mackenzie. I so enjoy reading your blog and it's so clear that you are an extremely grounded follower of Christ. He will take care of your baby!!


Courtney said...

I'll be praying for you all, still. :-) I was born with only one kidney as well - isn't God so great to provide things en excess (like two kidneys when you only need one)!

Melissa said...

Sending healing thoughts and prayers your way. Best Wishes and Good Luck to you and your family!

Miss Crafty Pants said...

Thinking of your family at this time! I hope everything goes well.

Crystal said...

What a tough thing to go through. Our thoughts and prayers are with your little girl and family.

Morgan said...

Praying for all of you- especially peace for mama! :)

Kayla said...

Praying for strength for you for the next few weeks and healing for Mackenzie. Just remember that God loves her oh-so-much and he will take care of her!

sjones said...

I hope it all turns out well! you'll be in my prayers!

Krulls in Haiti said...

My husband's dad was born with only one kidney too, and he didn't find out until a routine physical AFTER he completed four years of high school football... good thing its one strong kidney!

Praying for good results for your sweet girl!

Two Little Tots said...

Praying for all of you!

Jennifer said...

HUGS dear, and hang in there. My 19mo son has kidney problems of his own that we've followed since before he was even born and we have gone through many of the tests that you will probably go through. They are not fun but you can do it. I'll be praying for you. It's so hard when it's your own baby. I don't know you IRL but I've been where you are so shoot me an email if you need some words of encouragement.

Mommy2Sophia said...


I am so sorry to hear about your little one. I will keep her in my prayers!

Elmwood Court said...

I will be keeping your beautiful little girl and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

I hope everything turns out okay!q