Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Surgery Mon or Tues!!
Didn't have the surgery today because the first set of urine results they took on Monday came back too high for surgery so they had to repeat the procedure today. The second sample also came back high but the Dr said we are still a candidate for surgery because he thinks that one of the kidneys has failed and is causing the results to be inaccurate. I will come back to Miami on Monday or Tuesday for the surgery! The Dr said that he can either place a shunt in the bladder or the kidney. The problem with placing a shunt in the kidney is that if he picks the bad kidney to shunt (since there's no way to tell which one is good and which one is bad w/o taking urine straight from the kidney) then we haven't helped Adam at all. From his experience he thinks the right kidney that ruptured is going to be the better of the two, but there is no guarantee. So we'll probably just shunt the bladder like previously planned and hope for the best.