Emerson is out of surgery & settling into a room in the PICU. She is awake and breathing on her own, but in a lot of pain. They gave her lots of Fentanyl in recovery and she’s getting her second dose of Dilaudid and a fluid bolus now. I think it’s all to be expected, but is still difficult to watch.
She keeps asking, “Why? Why did they have to take my kidney out?” I tell her they did it to make her better. Through tears she replies, “but I was much better with it in”. Oh sweet girl, this will pass. I promise.
Upon review of the nuclear scan and lengthy discussions with Nephrology yesterday, it was determined that one of Emerson’s transplanted kidneys is not functioning well. As such, it was deemed too risky to remove both her native kidneys and only her right one was removed today.
Thank you so much for your prayers – they were felt. Prayers, now, for a restful night would be appreciated…