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Kidney Stones

by on December 3, 2009

Satomi is nauseas and can’t keep anything down.  She has a dull pain in her right side lower back and a slight temperature.  All signs are that she has another kidney stone.  We had another CT done today to verify it.  I watched the computer screen during the scan.  Holy crap-She definitely has kidney stones.

The stones are in both kidneys with the biggest being on the left side.  It’s at least 10mm across.  That’s crazy big.  Crap.  It usually takes a day or two to get the results read and returned to the requesting doctor so I called our Urologist to give her a heads up.  I ended up speaking with her nurse and am waiting for a call back.

Unless I hear something soon, I think we’re going to be make another ER visit.  I just fricking hate the ER.

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[Update 8:30pm]

I spoke with the doctor and Satomi has a 13mm stone in her left kidney and a 7mm stone in her right kidney but amazingly nothing is blocked.  The lack of blockage is also confirmed by Satomi’s healthy urination.  Unfortunately the mere presence of these stones does not explain her nausea, vomiting, and temperature.  The doctor is still waiting on the bloodwork to get more clues.  It’ll be another day-or-two until that is available. 

Besides the obvious discomfort, there seems to be no danger of serious complications.  I am to take her to the ER if her temperature exceeds 101°F, she cannot keep down liquids, or if she becomes dehydrated.  So at least for now, I don’t have to worry about the ER trip. 

Also, we decided to stop all of Satomi’s antibiotics since there is no sign of UTI.  I’ll talk with the doctor again tomorrow. 

Satomi is in bed and trying to sleep.

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