A family moves time zones to be closer to a pediatric expert in prune belly syndrome (PBS)
When Samantha was 12 weeks pregnant with her son Beaux, she and her husband, Chris, visited her doctor's office for a routine anatomy scan. For Samantha, who already had two children, it started off as a familiar appointment, identifying Beaux's hands and feet and even viewing all four chambers of his heart. But when it came time to view his other organs, Samantha's motherly intuition sensed something was wrong.
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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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A kidney stone almost sidelined Callie for the summer
Over Memorial Day weekend in 2018, 11-year-old Callie was enjoying a day at the lake when sharp pains started in her side. She approached her mom, Sunshine, who asked how bad they hurt. On a scale from 1-10 they were a six. The pain quickly resolved, so Callie went back to playing and looking forward to a summer filled with camps, sports and outdoor fun.
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A second opinion leads a family to Children's Health for answers
In 2016, Joseph, called J.R. by his family and friends, started experiencing pain in his lower abdomen. He was just 7 years old at the time, and his pediatrician suspected he was suffering from constipation. He suggested J.R. increase the amount of fiber in his diet and drink more water.
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Advanced surgical techniques get patient back on the playing field quickly
When Jon was born, doctors discovered an obstruction in his right kidney that was preventing urine from flowing out of it and causing it to swell – a condition known as hydronephrosis.
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