Monday, April 14, 2008

Stoned

I was absent last Friday at work thus I was not able to blog a few entries on that day. I rush my husband last Thursday night in Makati Med because of an extreme pain in his left side tummy. It was 7:45pm at that time. A few days ago, hubby experienced having a different colored urine. We are thinking that he must have a UTI then.


We went directly to the ER and the nurse asked him a few questions while I was on the information counter, registering him and giving out personal information. Hubby told the incident about the color of his urine. He was brought to the Primary Care Ward under the ER Department where a doctor had him on dextrox to hydrate his body. Apart from that, he was given a pain reliever thru the tube on the dextrox.

A few minutes, the doctor asked me if they could have a urine sample from him. Hubby kept wincing in pain while his agitated in bed. He asked me to sit down but I couldn't. I asked him to take a pee so they can have his sample. After peeing, I gave the urine sample to the doctor. The result will be available after 2 hours. It was 9pm already. After 15 minutes, hubby is turning pale. His sweating and his palms are cold. Then I knew in an instant that his going to vomit. Good thing I had a plactic bag ready. I felt bad that time. All of his dinner went straight to the plastic bag. Poor hubby. His still wincing in pain. I can't stand it. I'm praying that he will eventually fall asleep. I was texting Hubby's aunt (Aunt Del) which is closed to me. I informed her about Randiej's condition.

About past 10pm, his still squirming on the bed while trying to get a sleep. His keeping his eyes shut. Oh dear, I wish he could really fall asleep so he can't feel tha pain. Luckily, I was heard. I noticed that his body relaxed on the bed on a fetal position. His finally sleeping. I could need a quick nap as well. The events of that evening is overwhelming. BIL called and asked about Hubby. I told him what happened. He was planning to see us together with Aunt Del if we will be there in the hospital the following day. I told him that I'll give them an update if Randiej will be confined.

The doctor peeked at our "made" room to checked hubby. He was asleep at that time. I told him that he finally fell asleep and he nodded when went off to the other patients. Every once in awhile, a nurse will checked his dextrox. By 11:30 pm, hubby woke up but the pain is gone. He will shut his eyes and tried to doze off again. Me on the other hand is waiting for the doctor for the result of the Urinalysis. It should be ready by then.

12 midnight, the doctor finally showed up in our room and presented us the result. Findings said that Hubby has a Kidney Stone. He prescribed a pain reliever and that's it. No other medications. He advised us to go back to a Urinologist after 3 days. The whole liquid dextrox was consumed and it was taken off from hubby. We retired to our apartment after being released.

It was past 1am when we fell asleep. The following morning, we were asked by Aunt Del to go to UST Hopsital to see a Urinologist so we can be sure about the Kidney Stone findings by Makati Med. Apart from that, his other Aunt asked us to stayed on the QC for the meantime since Hubby is sick. I asked Hubby to take a rest while I finished a few pieces of our laundry. I also made us a quck breakfast which is a hard boiled egg and a sliced bread. Past 2pm, we left the apartment and off we go to UST.

We went to Dr. Bolong's office at Room 5002. His a well-known Urinologist and boy, there were a lot of patients waiting outside. Thanks to Aunt Del who called their office and he had Randiej registered. We are # 5 on the slot and after 15 minutes of waiting, it was our turn. The doctor reviewed the findings given by Makati Med and asked hubby to lie down the bed on his office. He asked hubby the exact location where he felt the pain. Then the doctor had almost like a stethoscope instrument placed on hubby's left side (it's some sort like an ultrasound device). Then the doctor said that indeed there is a kidney stone on his left kidney. He was referred to have a CT Stonogram ((an extremely accurate diagnostic tool that can detect almost all types of ureteral stones painlessly)) and prescribed a medicine to somehow melt the kidney stone and another type of pain reliever. He explained to us that the pain reliever prescribed by Makati Med will not work for hubby.

That Friday night we went to MRI New World which is in Padre Faura St. along LRT Taft. It has the cheapest price for a CT Stonogram which is Php 4,400 whereas in UST it will cost us Php 7,390. They told us that that result will be available by Sunday morning. Hmm...that's why it's cheaper compared to UST. The delivery of the result will be 2 days compared to UST which is 2 hours. Oh well, thats okay as long as the result is accurate.

Yesterday (Sunday), I went to the laboratory clinic to get the result of Hubby's CT Stonogram. It was stated that there is about 0.2 cm of calcific density in the mid calyx of the left kidney. Geez, I can't hardle understand it except for the fatc that there is somethin on the left kidney of hubby.

Hubby stayed at home (Aunt's house in QC) to rest and was asked by the Urinologist not to report for work for the meantime. Later this afternoon, he will be going to Dr. Bolong together with the result of the CT Stonogram.

I wish that surgery is not an option to have his kidney fix. I'll keep you posted tomorrow for the interpretation of the Urinologist of Hubby's CT Stonogram.

21 comments:

jongsp said...

I'm glad to know of a CT Stonogram lab in Taft. It's nice to know 4.4k lang dun at sa UST 7+k. Sa St. Luke's kasi it's 11k. I think I'm in the same sit as ur hubby but mine is on the right. :0) I'll try to follow ur updates as I learn something from it. Thanks!

JongSP

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Joanne MV said...

The address is - 1336 West East Bldg. Taft Ave. Manila (across PGH). Phone number is 404-2775.

After his shockwave treatment, his urologist made an ultrasound of his kidney and he didn't see any stone left. We were not able to go back to the doctor since we're running short of the money at that time.
I'm planning to have him checkup again on the first quarter of this year just to make sure that his kidneys are clear.

amor said...

Hi..
I was planning to undergo CT stonogram myself.. May i know if there are special preparations like fasting and how does the procedure go? thanks

Joanne MV said...

@ Amor: As far as I can remember he needs to drink at least 1 liter of water. They will do the CT Stonogram once you have the urge to pee. In that way they can see the kidneys and gall bladder clearly.

amor said...

Thanks.. I'll call them then

Anonymous said...

@ JOanne MV

right now,im under medical attention. did the ultrasound KUB, need to drink water. they checked the kidneys and bladder but no signs of stones. left side very painful and urinating too much blood supposedly up to 20 red blood cells--- mine 123 rbc.

since ultrasound (2.1k St. Lukes) wasnt able to see any stones, Dr. Dizon recommended me to undergo CT Stonogram (P 13K St. Lukes)... to see if i have kidney stones or if negative i might have bleeding in my left kidney.

tomrrow will be the interpretation and hope i have stone --- small stone or else my kidney is bledding and will undergo biopsy.

i pray not.

arc_philippines@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

my right kidney has a stone, Iwent thru kub and plain xray,but my doctor at pgh gave me harnal for 3 wiks medication i tablet/day and acalka2 tabs 3x/day she also recomended me for stonogram bec.accdg.to her in kub my left kidney is clear but in xray she diagnose something based on the result of my xray.which is more accurate kub or xray does this case really happens?

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Melanie R. ORtiguera... when I was just 3 yrs old Dr. bolong is my doctor, he operate me due to my enlarge kidney something ( how should I know I was just 3 den)
Dr. Bolong have done great in my operation, even though it was large but still he save my life.....
after 15 years maybe we will see again for my check up for UTI ....
I've naught eating salty food again hehee...

anyways Just want to ask if you hubby is in good ? Godbless po...

I know your huby is in the good hands...

Joanne MV said...

Thank you for taking time to read this entry. I'm surprised and overwhelmed that somehow I shared a few knowledge about kidney stones.

@Melanie: Hubby is okay though his last checkup was 2009. Dr. Bolong is really good. He has an office in UST and Medical City :)

Anonymous said...

my posted also for CT stonogram here in Davao Doctors Hospital its cost 8499pesos very expensive......

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info... it really help me..

Joanne MV said...

your welcome :)

shiella said...

How much is the ESWL?

Joanne MV said...

Hello Shiella!

At that time when my husband undergo the shockwave, the procedure costs Php 45k at US Hospital.

ac_oria@yahoo.com said...

Good day....My wife is suffering from kidney stones. Is the phone number's correct or not? I kept on dialing?

Joanne MV said...

@AC_Oria: At that time the phone # is correct/ I'm not sure if they changed it.

dhonz said...

I will have my CT Stonogram tomorrow at St. Jude Hospital at the amount of 5k, though it has seen already in my KUB that I have crystalline deposit in my left kidney, of about 1.3mm from 1.4mm last year. but im hoping not to undergo shockwave or operation, coz' i don't have budget for that. i hope there's a medication to melt the stone since the calcific stone in my right kidney has gone already through macrodantin capsules.

lollyn said...

hi! my husband was diagnosed with 3 kidney stones on each of his kidney, i really feel weak right now, maybe over thinking or too much fear.. may i ask how much did it cost you for the shock wave procedure at UST hospital? your response will really be appreciated. and pls include us in your prayer as well

lollyn said...

hi, husband was diagnosed with 3 stones on each of his kidney,, and im really feeling weak because pf fear and over thinking.. may i ask how much did it cost you for the shockwave procedure at UST hospital, and do you have any idea how much it would cost for nephrostolithotomy? your response will be greately appreciated, thank you

Joanne MV said...

@lollyn: The shockwave treatment of my husband was at Php 45k. This figure was in 2008. So I bet for this year, the cost probably increase.

I have no idea on the cost of nephrostolithotomy. We are not given this option at that time.