Today Ellie had video urodynamics, a test involving catheters, and contrast, and xrays, and all sorts of fun things designed to measure bladder pressures and general function
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Less than 2% of patients with a monti experience leaking from the stoma, and Ellie is one of them. The past 2-3 weeks we've noticed a little bit of leaking from her monti, and
Ellie is healing well. She no longer needs consistent pain meds which is great. We took her back in to Riley in Monday to stock up on a few supplies and have her stitches loo
Ellie's pain has improved a lot. She certainly isn't at her normal activity level, but she is getting up and moving some during the day. She still struggles a bit as she nears
They pulled one of her kidney stents yesterday and another this morning, then watched her drain closely to see if the new system was leaking. Everything looked good so we were
Ellie is settled into her room. Her iv and NG tube are hooked up and running. Now we wait. Surgery will be sometime in the morning we think.