Wednesday, February 11, 2009

But it's a big deal to me

We just got back from a visit to Elise's kidney doc. It was a follow up to an appointment from about six months ago, before her dx. Elise had been getting UTI after UTI, and her pedi was worried that there could be a problem with her kidneys. The funny thing is, a few moms on the Diabetes board that I go to said their kids went through the same thing leading up to being dx with Diabetes. Interesting...

Anyway, we did a renal ultrasound on Monday, and thought the doc would give us an "everything looks fine" report and we could go home, never to return. It's never that simple though.

The doc started talking about how D can damage the kidneys, not right away, but over many years. I knew this, but thought that if we maintained good BG levels, there wasn't a problem. I'll spare you all the details, but the end result is that Elise will have to be on a medication to prevent kidney damage for the rest of her life.

I think to myself, "that's such a small thing compared to everything we've been through." And it is. But it's one more thing. It's one more burden added to our list, something else to worry about, one more thing to remember, more side effects to fret over, another medication to buy.

Go away D, why can't you just leave us alone?

1 comment:

  1. :(

    Another medication to have to take for the rest of her life is a huge deal. I'm sorry.


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