The Christensens

The Christensens

Friday, May 17, 2013

For the past few years Avaree has had several bladder infections accompanied by extremely high fevers. After landing ourselves in the ER with her and the doctors office every other week, we decided to have some testing done to see if there was a bigger problem. The tests were awful and she was super traumatized from them.  It took her 2 months to be able to go to the bathroom without help and without tears. However the tests revealed that she had reflux from her bladder to her kidneys and one kidney was significantly smaller than the other and she needed to have a surgery to move her urators into the right position. So here we are months later at Primary Children's for Avaree's surgery. We were nothing short of anxious wrecks on the way up here, and neither Brandon or I slept much the night before. She went into surgery on Thursday the 16th of May at 10:00 am and we didn't see her again till 2:00 pm. The surgery went very well and she seemed to be doing amazing yesterday! The doctor told us we would be going home today most likely, but then Avaree is Avaree and likes to sleep and be ornery if you ask her to do anything she doesn't want to do.  She doesn't want to drink, eat, pee, or stand.  She just keeps crying that she wants to go home and is insisting that that's what she needs.  She has been trying to be very nice though to the nurses and it helps that they give her anything she wants before she wants it and they tell her how beautiful she is every time they walk in.  She likes some nurses better than others and will take her meds really well for some and not so well for others.  She is spoiled beyond comprehension which is totally justified I think! She has gotten a care package 2 times the size of her and several stuffed animals and flowers. Thanks everyone for thinking of her! My phone is constantly buzzing with a new text from friends and family asking for updates on her. She's very loved and we appreciate all the prayers and support from friends and family!


njkilfoyle said...

Not fun! Sorry to hear that about Avaree. Hope all is well. Was good to see you the other day. Can't believe you're having another one. Haha! It's awesome - Congrats!! :)

Taylors said...

Poor sweet Avaree!! I hope she feels better soon. If they would give her ice cream with the meds I bet it would be more helpful ;)