Hello everyone. My daughter just had her kidney removed on the 21 of november. All went well however you talk about tension, I had it. She was admitted into the hospital the day that they were going to do the embolization. What was going to take about an hour turned into an 8 hour surgery. They went to the kidney and then they tried killing the main source of bleeding. Then the next day they removed it. The kidney was 26 pounds, the size of two footballs and it was over a foot long. I have some pictures from the pathology dept but still waiting on the good ones. It was amazing. It took her 18 pints of blood and 2 weeks in the intensive care for her to make it through that surgery. It was very tough and hard on her this time. I just want you all to know that she went from taking about 8 to 10 oxicontins a day to nothing now. She seems to be doing well. Her stomach that was pushed to the other side of her body is now back into place and her organs are finally in the proper positions. There is hope out there if this is your only option and surgery is all you have. Its hard to stop and realize that when she was born it was the size of 5 of my daughter. amazing. She even has a waist now, smile.
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