Just a quick update on Molly and her visit to the urologist today. Molly's renal ultrasound showed everything looks really good. The ultrasound technician showed me the stents on each side. Kind of cool to see. Molly's labs are looking very good and normal, too. We had an indepth talk with Dr. R (our urologist) and he gave us a good run down on what he thought was the best way to proceed. We are going to try one more procedure that is less invasive before opting for a surgery that would require an incision. Our doctor is going to use a surgical balloon and inflate it in the ureters. He leaves it for 10 minutes and then he will deflate it. Hopefully it will break up the existing scar tissue and open up the ureter and prevent the back pressure Molly gets on her kidneys. 4-6 weeks later he will then remove the stents. Dr. R gives this a 50-50 chance of working. We think it's worth a shot. We are trying to avoid an "open" surgery at all costs. Molly has to start gaining some weight back to help herself heal. Dr. R feels that her weight is beginning to be an issue on her healing process. We go on Thursday to meet with a nutrionist. I'm curious to see what they suggest. I have started to try and get her to drink a PediaSure a day. Not the easiest thing but I'm not giving up! I am open to any suggestions on way's to fatten her up!
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