Going away for a week to my favorite city sans my laptop (and lingering life issues) had been mentally uplifting. I felt as though I was able to escape normalcy for a bit but I knew the problems I left at home would still be there, waiting to be dealt with.
I cannot be more thankful that I was allowed this week to myself but damn, did I miss my guys. Everytime I would see a little hipster kid, it would make my heart hurt that Tyler wasn't with me since he loves Portland as much as I do. The next time I do come, it'll be with them. I know Jeff will fall instantly in love as I did. This is all in the grand scheme of things. I'm hoping Portland will be home in the near future. :)
So those said lingering issues. One (and the biggest) is our sons health. He was born with one kidney dilated. After a year, they found both kidney's to be severely dilated so he had immediate surgery which was an insertion of a ureteral stent. Now at the age of 4, we found out that he is once again dealing with hydronephrosis.
The VCUG was tough on him (and us). Took a few days to recover from the trauma as it did not go well. I don't know how we're going to get him back into the hospital without him freaking out for his next appointment.
I would love to know or hear of your stories if you've ever had to deal with hydronephrosis. Or if you've had a child go through medical procedures that were not so pleasant. I wonder how to help him better cope with all this. Right now it's all about never-ending snuggles, cuddles and popsicles.