A kidney transplant gives new life to a young girl
Ashley was just 20 weeks pregnant with her first daughter, Charley Rae, when an ultrasound revealed that one of Charley Rae's kidneys was dilated and larger than the other. But when doctors evaluated Charley Rae immediately after delivery, they found nothing abnormal. Ashley and Charley Rae were soon discharged and returned to their home in East Texas, with instructions to follow up with her pediatrician.
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A young patient with kidney issues finds answers at Children's Health
When Lainey was just 3 years old, her mom, Shannon, noticed she had blood in her urine. Sensing something was wrong, she brought Lainey to her pediatrician who suspected she might have a bladder or urinary tract infection. But after three weeks of negative cultures and no relief from her symptoms, Lainey was referred to the Pediatric Nephrology Department at Children's Health in search of answers.
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Madison keeps a positive attitude while battling kidney disease
If Madison wasn't hooked up to a dialysis machine, you would probably never know she needs a kidney transplant. Diagnosed with Stage 3 kidney disease at age 12, she is now in complete renal failure. This means no eating out with friends, swimming and traveling. Instead, Madison spends her Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Children's Health℠ getting dialysis.
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A young patient stays positive by helping others
When Jack was just three years old, he was visiting a fountain at the park with his grandma – an x-ray technician – when she noticed a bump on his right side. He saw his pediatrician the next day who referred him to Children’s Health for a scan, which revealed a mass growing on his right kidney.
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Music and medicine help young man overcome kidney disease
When Jireh was 14 years old, his mom Sharonda rushed him to the doctor on a weekend because she was afraid he was having an extreme allergic reaction to something he had eaten. His face had swollen up significantly and, initially, his doctor came to the same conclusion but asked for a urine sample just in case. To everyone’s surprise, the urinalysis detected there was blood in the sample, and Jireh was referred to Children’s Health for additional testing.
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