PKU's and Kidney Stones


Yesterday Audrey went to the lab to get her second PKU prick. Can I just say for the record how sweet this girl is. I was fully prepared for the screaming, but it didn't happen. Little Audrey Mae sat quietly through the entire process. Lucky me.


Audrey and I also took a visit to the urologists office and discovered that I was not going to pass this blasted stone so I will be having it "scoped" out next Wednesday. Yeah, you heard right. Wednesday. One more week of pain. Thank goodness for Hydrocodone. I'm feeling a bit anxious for this procedure. I have never been to the hospital for anything other than delivering my babies. I have also never been "put under". This teeny, tiny, stone has been a HUGE inconvenience and I can't wait to rid myself of it forever. I have heard from many people that passing a kidney stone is comparable to child birth. They're wrong. Passing a kidney stone is 10X worse than child birth. I should know, I have experienced both at the same time.


Here's to happy babies and painkillers.

10 comments:

  1. I love this picture! Her feet look so smooth and soft. Good for Audrey that she handled the PKU so well. Hannah and Josh didn't do so hot for theirs', but I remember when Jake had his I was amazed that he didn't make a single sound. Here I was thinking my baby was such a tough little guy, and then I remembered that he couldn't feel his feet! I guess I still hadn't gotten used to that minor detail at that point : )

    I am so sorry that you have been in pain this long. I can't even imagine going through labor and having a stone at the SAME time! Can't wait for Wednesday for you!

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  2. Let's just pray that Wednesday comes SOON! What an ordeal. Your baby is adorable (I know, I have been saying that alot lately), but it's true. What a sweet addition to your great family!

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  3. Oh Man, that sounds awful! Some people were asking me how your Kidney Stones were doing. I felt bad that I didn't know! But now I do. I'm sorry that you have to have surgery, but hopefully that will give you instant relief!

    I'm happy that Audrey did so well at the PKU test.

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  4. I am DYING. I have to come see her. I think I'm finally at the end of this cold, enough so that I won't infect her.

    I am so sorry about your stupid kidney stones. Why aren't you passing it? So weird. Just think of how much better you'll feel when it's gone. Drugs are so great at times like this...

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  5. yeah, i can see how a kidney stone is more painful than childbirth. no end in sight and no epideral. and the 'scoop' part of that procedure sounds a little too happy. scoop, huh? i just asked abe what scoop entailed and he said you put up a little wire up the tube and on the end of the wire there is a little net and when they get to the stone, they let the net go, it goes around the stone and they pull it out. he also brought up lithotripsy (totally phonetically spelled) where they use sound waves coming from multiple directions pointed at the stone and it disintegrates it without any invasive procedures to you. just fyi. :)

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  6. Well at least you have a specific day you know for sure you're kidney stone will be out of you for good. That probably doesn't help you feel better now though. What a good little baby, no crying for that yucky PKU. That is always my least favorite thing for them to do to the babies.

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  7. Crum, you have to have them "scoped"? That doesn't sound very fun. Especially when you will need to be right back to nursing and taking care of a newborn...you need to tell me what I can do to help.

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  8. Amen to painkillers! Hope all goes well with it, NOT FUN!

    I love this picture! So sweet!

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  9. All I can say about pain is that it does make you appreciate health or non-pain more when it is gone. Thank goodness Audrey is such a contented baby. I trust that you will handle the anesthesia very well since it is such a short procedure. (Piece of cake in comparison to the ride you've been on. :)

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