But unfortunately, we’re praying that things will continue. This week I took my son to see his kidney specialist to do his annual check up on his kidneys. When he was a baby he was diagnosed with kidney reflux, a condition where the “door” from the kidney to the bladder doesn’t close properly, allowing urine to flow back into his kidney. During an infection, one of his kidneys was damaged. Since then, he meets with the specialist to make sure his scarred kidney is still growing and functioning correctly.
Well, this week at his annual exam, our doctor discovered that he has protein in his urine. He believes it may be a side effect from the Trileptal he’s taking, it may be causing the filters within his kidney to malfunction. So our first step is to do another urine test. If the results confirm the protein, then our son will need to have a kidney biopsy done to further investigate the cause.
Right now we’re still at the first step, waiting for the urine test results and still remaining optimistic that this is just a fluke. As the doctor said, “You don’t need to worry yet.”
But I have to admit, my husband and I are disappointed, we just want our son to have a break, not yet another thing for him to go through. But in the meantime, I’m not going to worry, just holding my breath.