More Crazy Adventures for the Zobug (Another Update)

Yesterday was a trying yet still good day in St. Louis for our family. Nate had the day off and Zoe had to have some tests run at Children's Hospital.

I'll try to give you a quick back story on Zoe's condition. Last November before we moved, Zoe had a procedure called Deflux to hopefully correct her Vesicoureteral Reflux. That's a fancy way of saying her ureters from her kidneys to her bladder are kinked causing her to be susceptible to urinary tract infections. In September, Zoe had a high fever for a few days which ended with her being diagnosed with another UTI. She was scheduled for a test yesterday to find out if it was a fluke UTI or her procedure in the fall didn't work. Turns out the procedure in the fall was not successful. Her condition even may have worsened. So with the advice of her doctor, we have decided that the best course of treatment and hopefully curative treatment is ureteral reimplantation surgery. If you would like to know more about how this surgery works, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh has a great (not gross) explanation of the surgery. Here is the link: Ureteral Reimplantation. It will be open surgery and will require at least a one night stay in the hospital. The surgery is scheduled for November 28th. Right now she knows that she will be having a sleepover in the hospital with Mommy and that the doctor will be fixing her kidneys and bladder.

Am I scared? Hahaha. Yes. I am good right now though. The reality of it all hasn't exactly set in yet. I know that Zoe needs surgery to correct this so that she can be done with it once and for all, no more infections and no more prophylactic antibiotics that she has been on since three months old. Once we get close I will probably start getting a little more uneasy. Thankfully we have a great deal of people around us that will be a great support. Also, this is not even comparative to how some parents have it. My child didn't spend a day in the NICU, she goes to school like a normal kid, when you look at her you can't tell at all that she has any kind of medical condition. She is a healthy kid except for this issue. I know there are so many more parents that are way more scared than I am and don't see an end in sight for what is going on with their kids. So I am blessed that Zoe is in great hands and there is only a 1% chance of failure with this procedure. We do see an end in sight.

After our time at Children's yesterday, we headed straight for food. Zoe couldn't eat before her test so I didn't eat. If you know me, you could probably figure out that at 3:30pm without any food or caffeine in me, we had to get to an eating establishment quick. We had some dinner, went to Target and then got Zoe some much deserved Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. 

Nate's brother Alex came in last night, so we had some time to kill before we picked him up. It worked out that we could stop by our friends Will and Wesly's house and get to chat for a bit. It seems like all the stars in the sky have to align for us to get together so it was fantastic to spend some time together and laugh after a long day.

They had a long day.

That's all for now. God is good. 


  1. I've marked our calendar and will be praying for you all! I am so sorry to hear that last fall's surgery didn't work but that there is a solution. What a blessing! Stay strong Zoe (and Mama and Daddy!)