Tuesday, March 19, 2013

This is what kidney stones look like...

WARNING: If you don't want a visual of what kidney stone particles look like and seeing something that has come out of someone else's body freaks you out a bit, don't read further!

However, if you have been following our journey and have a curiosity as to what these pesky things look like, below is a fascinating snapshot of our collection container that will be on the way to the lab shortly. We tried to drop it off at the hospital tonight but the doctor had not put the orders in yet so the lab refused to accept them. We are trying to get them analyzed ASAP because we don't know how long it will take to get results and we want them back by her next nephrology appointment on April 11.

It's crazy to me how many we collected. She probably passed about this amount, as well, before we started collecting. Some of the pieces are quite large. After not being able to get any results from what was removed in Boston, I am excited about the possibility of finding out exactly what the chemical DNA is and if it will lead us in any different direction for treatment.

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