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Baby with PUV, right kidney removed....what to expect???

PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:37 am
by Ab
Hi Everyone,

I'm new to all this kidney business and would love to hear from anyone who has had similar experience or can just give me any help with what to expect.

My son was born earlier this year and was a happy bundle of joy until he became very sick at 5months old with a urinary tract infection. After spending a week in intensive care they discovered he was born with PUV (posterior urethral valves). They operated on this but it didn’t clear the infection and a month later his right kidney failed and they have just removed it. His infection has now cleared however because he had such a bad infection the remaining kidney has scar tissue.

So I guess what I was wondering was what can I expect down the track? What does it really mean to have one remaining kidney with scaring? How long will his remaining kidney survive? Will it just be a matter of yearly blood & urine test? What sort of questions should I be asking his doctor?

Thanks in advance,