We really hope

After five months of looking for the money needed for shock wave procedure for my father’s kidney stone, the sister finally find a way.  We went to his doctor yesterday to have him scheduled.  However, the doctor did not give us schedule because he wants to see the latest laboratory of the father’s kidney to see the real situation of the stones.  The doctor wants to make sure so that he will get ready for the shock wave procedure.  He also asked if the father felt any pain  and massage his back.  The father didn’t felt any pain at all.

The doctor explains to us of the movements of the stones in the kidneys.  He said, five months has passed when he suggested for shock wave procedure and five months is too long.  There could have changes on the stones in his kidney.  The told us to take Ultrasound and X-ray of his kidneys.  Since the father did not felt any pain, shock wave won’t be needed.  And father will only take medicines for his kidney’s maintenance.  It is a relief.  We hope and pray for the best.  Hopefully the laboratory results is the same as we wish.  If that happens, it would be the best Christmas gift from above to us!

Seeking for financial support

My father undergone kidney operation eight years ago.  It was very tough then because we do not know where to get the money and we need it as soon as possible because the father is in pain due to the stone.  My sister loan money from the bank.  The operation was successful and we are glad that the kidney is intact and in good condition.  For eight long years, the father did not go to his doctor anymore for follow up.  To him, the stone is gone and his kidney is good as new. However, the kidney stone is back and in both left and right kidney.  He already feels lower back pain but not severe like before.

We went to the doctor and did some laboratory tests.  There are multiples stones forming in his kidneys.  The doctor suggested for another operation but my father refuses.  He do not want to undergo another operation.  We asked the doctor if there is another way to get rid of the stone without operation.  And the doctor suggested the shock wave method.  It is a bit costly and we do not know where to get the money.  The sister cannot loan anymore because she has unpaid loans.  We seek for helps from friends and charity institutions.  Hopefully we will get some financial support from the institution that we are planning to go.  We needed it very badly because the doctor told us that it is best to do the shock wave ASAP.  Help us God!

Shock Wave Lithotripsy

The Shock Wave Lithotripsy is one of the treatment method for kidney stone.  This is also called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.  Shock wave from outside the body will be targeted the kidney stone that causing the stone to fragment.  This is a non-surgical method for treating stones in the kidney or in the ureter.  The stones are broken into tiny pieces that are small enough to pass in the urine.  The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, so it is less painful to the patient and the patient does not have to stay in the hospital for days.

This is the method that the doctor of my father is suggesting since he does not want to undergo another operation for his kidney stones.  He said he is too old for that and once is enough.  He is being stubborn and the best solution is to agreed what he has decided.  He do not want another cut on his tummy so shock wave is the best method.  And the doctor said that it should be done ASAP because the stone is almost blocking the ureter.  Before it happens and before the father will suffer from severe pain, shock wave must be done soon.  The problem is that it is a bit costly and we do not know where to get the money.  We are still finding ways to come up with the amount needed.  Lord please help us.

Do not want to undergo another operation

My father has undergone kidney stone operation eight years ago.  After the operation, we did not visit his doctor anymore because we thought he is okay already.  However, after eight years the father is having the same pain and his arthritis is keep on visiting.  He can’t walk sometimes because his joints are swelling especially the knee.  We are so worried about the father situation that is why we brought him to the rheumatologist.  We are advised to get ultrasound of his kidney and two laboratory test for Creatinine and Uric Acid.

The result of the laboratories are not good.  The stones are present in his both kidneys and Creatinine and Uric Acid are too high.  The rheumatologist advised us to visit the doctor/surgeon again for us to understand more the father situation.  We felt sad because of the father’s situation.  We went to the doctor/surgeon and hand him the laboratory results.  The doctor/surgeon is so sad of the result and told us to have X-ray of the father’s kidney for him to know the kidneys situation if the father needs to undergo another operation.  But the father is not open for another operation.  He said he is too old for that and told us that he will just wait till his time comes.  Hopefully, the kidney’s situation is not that bad so the father will not undergo another operation because he is not willing to do so.