As I've mentioned before Avery's catheter exit site got infected. Avery has outgrown her catheter that was put in from the very beginning. The catheter that was used was the smallest they made. Her skin is so thin on top from her skin stretching over it that it has caused a hole on top and it's getting infected. They will remove the old catheter and close her incision that is on her chest. Since Avery was so small the only place it fit was on her chest. The normal position for the catheter is on side of the abdomen, which is where the new catheter will be surgically inserted. The surgeon who is performing the surgery is the one who originally put the first one in and the one who would do the kidney transplant if we have it at UTMB. She is very nice and explains everything very well. We go in on Monday for a pre-op visit and then Tuesday is her surgery bright and early. This is a day surgery so we should come home that afternoon if there are no complications. Please keep Avery, the surgeon, nurses, techs, etc. in your prayers all day.
Also, while Avery is in surgery the transplant surgeon has asked if I can go up to a different floor and do an ultrasound on my left kidney so they can see the size. This will give them a better idea of how much bigger Avery will need to grow in order for one of my kidneys to fit inside of her.