Sorry not sure if this goes in labour/pregnancy/newborn so have popped it into general - mods pls feel free to move.
Last week we had our 34wks scan - bub dilated kidney has got progressively worse since our 20wks scan. (his left is good but right is 1.6cm which is more then twice the size of a healthy kidney and above the highest definition of 'severe')
There could be 3 reasons for this, but from what I have been told basically its some sort of 'issue' that is cause urine to pool in his kidney.
I have another scan in 2 weeks (36+4) and have been told that if the kidney has increased in size again, they would want to induce and get bubs out asap.
From what I have read they will leave bub for 2wks minimum to give kidney chance to function outside of the womb. He will be put on ABs from birth and then after the 2wks some sort of assesment will be made, but given the severity of his condition most likely he will have an operation to attempt to fix the issue that is causing the dilation (ie. remove obstruction/repair connection etc).
I am just confused about whether induction will be benefical/nec for him if they will not operate for another two weeks anyway? Also, I am not sure of what outcomes I can expect? Who else has beenthrough this?
I asked for 'worst case scenario' - would they be taking his kidney out - the dr said 'oh no not straight away we will try to fix the cause'. She says its mostly preventative to stop permenent scaring on kidney and relieve pressure so that in the future it won't affect him. Only if that doesn't work will they look at removing hte kidney?
I guess Im just looking ot speak to anyone who has been through something similar and what the outcome was?
I am freaking out a bit!