Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sister Maldonado Hospital Stay

Tuesday, December 1, 2009, - through Thursday, December 3, 2009

We went to the doctor Tuesday December 1, 2009 and the Doctor sent Sister Maldonado to the Potomac Hospital next door to have a cat-scan and lab work. The next day she went back to the Doctor and took the CD of the Cat-Scan with her and the Doctor also had the Lab results. At the appointment the Doctor said that she had a kidney infection. When he checked the CD of the Cat-Scan with us, he saw what he thought was a kidney stone, but he wasn’t sure. He checked with two other Doctors and they all agreed that she should have a surgical scope procedure done to see if there was a Kidney Stone. If there was a stone he would put a stent in the urethra. He said that she would get the stent and then after the infection clears up he would do surgery to remove the stone. She thought that she may have had a kidney stone, but she passed it before she went to the doctor. The doctor said, If they found a kidney stone still in the urethra and with the Kidney infection, it could be life threatening. She went to the Potomac Hospital right away to do the procedure and she was to stay overnight in the hospital for observation and to receive antibiotics intravenously, even if they did not find a stone. After doing the scope procedure, it turned out that there was no stone and it was calcium deposits on the outside of the urethra. She was so happy that she wasn’t going to have serious surgery.