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Old 05-24-2018, 07:51 PM
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Started Monday morning and this is the third time so she recognized the symptoms and figured it was just a matter of time to pass. Wednesday morning she says I think I need to go to the hospital! So I take her to ER and before long they have her on IV fluids and did a CT scan. I have never seen IV pump set so high! They had it maxed out at 999mL/hr. It wasn't a drip, more like a stream! After 2-1/2 liters, she looked very hydrated! By 8PM they took her into surgery to put a stent on each kidney. Talked to Dr last night and said her kidneys were functioning at about 39% and it could have been bad if we did not go in. Today she is much better, but still has to pass these stones. Dr told me they are large like the tip of your finger. Infection is still being treated, but until the stones pass the bacteria will remain. Hoping she can come home tomorrow, but could be in until Saturday. Been rough trying to be there and not there to keep work going. Anyhow, just posting for any advise or anything else the braintrust can offer!
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:15 PM
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Damn. Hope she gets over this soon. I have never had them but my brother has. He was miserable as I’m sure your wife is. Can’t they use ultrasound or something to break them up to make them easier to pass.
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Had the same thing happen to me a few years back. I went septic and was rushed into surgery to remove a stone that pierced my ureter. My doctor that I was seeing before just kept giving me a whole bottle of pain pills every two days for a month before I ended up going septic. Had that stent in for 2 months.

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Had the same thing happen to me a few years back. I went septic and was rushed into surgery to remove a stone that pierced my ureter. My doctor that I was seeing before just kept giving me a whole pain pills every two days for a month before I ended up going septic. Had that stent in for 2 months.
he still practices medicine?
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Has the doc suggested lithotripsy? Not sure if it can be done on stones that are still in the kidneys. Stents will certainly relieve the pressure & pain. Best of luck to her getting rid of them. I've been through it once and hope to never do it again.
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he still practices medicine?
she and yes she does.
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Had kidney stones 2 days before Christmas a few years ago it was the worst pain I've ever felt. Hope she recovers quickly.
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I have had them a few times. My only recommendation is to drink cranberry juice at least once a week. It will help eliminate them while they are small. I started doing that and it has helped me. You deff. Feel it after because you piss like a race horse.
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Has the doc suggested lithotripsy? Not sure if it can be done on stones that are still in the kidneys. Stents will certainly relieve the pressure & pain. Best of luck to her getting rid of them. I've been through it once and hope to never do it again.
i asked him and he said no, so I am assuming that is after they get into bladder, or maybe just not effective n her case, not sure.
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Damn, Pat...hope things go well for her.

The only kidney stone I passed was on our first day of vacation a few years back when we landed in Canada.

THAT was an experience!
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i asked him and he said no, so I am assuming that is after they get into bladder, or maybe just not effective n her case, not sure.
After reading this article, it makes sense that they aren't performing this procedure on your wife's stones. I had it done but my stone had left the kidney and lodged in the ureter so it was an easier target w/less risk of collateral damage. Hopefully her pain meds will keep her somewhat comfortable until she gets through this. If you have kids, she'll probably compare the pain to childbirth. Wouldn't wish this on anyone. Best wishes for a quick and positive outcome.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2900184/
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she and yes she does.
that's nuts.
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I started to pass one on my way in to fly. I diverted from the flight line to the hospital. If it had started to pass an hour later I would have been airborne and completely incapacitated.
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So damn sorry to hear this, truly sucks along with really bad timing.

I've passed 3 over 25 years, doc told me it's in my genes. Like someone mentioned, cranberry juice works, as do several other things, but those must be taken on a regular basis to have any real long term affects.

Hang in there man, and when she gets home a really nice dinner, flowers, a card, and housecleaning service for the month would be a nice gesture!
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Hope she regains the % she has lost in kidney function. Stones are NO joke, have had them 4~5 times. But haven't in over a decade now, what works for me is pickles and Balsamic vinaigrette---its the vinegar in both, that softens the stones or prevents them altogether from forming if you use regularly. Only time I've ever crawled from pain, and that was to get to the phone.
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First time I found out I had a kidney stone I was in a ring sparring, little kid, maybe 13 yrs old, 135lbs soaking wet hit me in the side of my stomach, thought I was going to die right there curled up on the mat! My Gosh that hurt like hell. That young man who's now a 22 year Marine Corp service man still ribs me about that punch...
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Got her home now. Dr is going to basically stick a needle in and grab the stones out. Will be 2 seperate procedures, one for left kidney and another for the right. Won't do both at same time. Each has a large stone about the size of the tip of your pinky finger and one side has an additional smaller stone shaped like a boomerang. Going to be several weeks to get through.
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Praying for her
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