This week we had a busy week with dr appointments. I say that like it is unusual!??! After a month of Ava itching her eyes and saying that her throat and nose itch, I finally took her to the doctor. I know, I should have gotten her in sooner. Come to find out she has allergies. She wasn't tested, but based on her symptoms we were told that she has allergies to rag weed. I guess this year it is really bad because of all the standing water. The doctor told us that a lot people that never had allergies before are getting them this year. So, we came home with eye drops, nose spray, and claritin. She is starting to sleep through the night again!!!
Max saw urology for the first time. At our last genetics appointment, the genetics doctor followed up with urology to see if they wanted to repeat an ultrasound of his kidneys because when he was diagnosed with RTS the did an ultrasound of his kidneys and there was a small amount of fluid in his kidneys. We also were referred to urology because about a month or two ago I noticed that one side of Max's scrotum looked bigger than the other. So we got to discuss both issues at this appointment.
As far as his kidneys, we are going to repeat an ultrasound. On his first ultrasound, they noticed a very small amount of fluid in his kidneys. On a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the worst, Max was a one. The dr is thinking the fluid will go away over time, so we are just going to have an ultrasound done once a year until the fluid goes away. Easy enough.
On to the scrotum. Max has a hydrocele that we are going to have fixed on October 20th. A hydrocele is a collection of watery fluid around the testicle. It was explained to us as a step before a hernia. The dr wants to fix it because he doesn't want it to develop in to a hernia and the fluid that is flowing from the abdomen to the testicle is warmer than what the testicle should be in which would cause poor growth of the testicle. I was hoping to not have to put him through surgery. It is just a minor surgery and is done as an outpatient surgery. But with Max's medical history, he is going to put him down for a 23 hour stay. This way they will have a room for Max to monitor him in after his surgery. And if he does well, we will get to go home. Max has never has a problem with anesthesia, but we just want to be safe. I am also going to contact his eye doctor to see if she wants to check the pressure in his eyes for glaucoma during the procedure since Max has large optic nerve cupping. This way we will be able to take care of two things at once.
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