I FINALLY PASSED MY KIDNEY STONE! Praise the Lord, HALLLELUIA, glory to God in the highest. Thank you for all who prayed for me. I know the Lord moved, literally on behalf of all his people praying. Here’s the short version…

The pain started a week ago today. Thursday I was in the hospital. They said they think I have a kidney stone. Friday I saw some minerals in my urine but the pain was still intense. I dealt with pain pretty much on (mostly) and off since then. I tried baths, hot and cold packs, pain meds, walking, laying, anything I could think of to help alleviate pain to no avail. Finally I couldn’t take it anymore and I went to the hospital again last night at 1 a.m. They took more tests and did an ultrasound and found that I had hydronephrosis (swelling and dilation of the kidney) on the left side and a kidney stone on the right side. That did not make sense to me because I had NO pain on the right side it was all left side. So after a consult with the urologist they decided to put a stent in at 3:30 p.m. today. Stent – annoying little plastic tube to help drain the kidneys that I would have to have in until after the birth, that is supposedly super uncomfortable. I felt like this was my only option because the other alternative was to live on pain meds for 8 weeks and have a drug addicted baby. So they hooked me up to some fluids and an antibiotic to try and let down some of the swelling on the left side. So at 10:30 a.m. in between bouts of restless sleep I had my last dose of pain meds and then at 11:00 a.m. I went to the bathroom and passed a stone. IT WAS HUGE…the size of a peanut. Immediately the pain on my left side was gone. At 2:30 p.m. I was the feeling the best I felt in two weeks and they decided to release me and forego the stent.

At this point they are unconcerned with the stone in my right side. It could stay there the rest of my life, they don’t know. But until it moves and causes discomfort there really is no reason to try to get rid of it, so they say. Apparently they believe the stone that I passed today was stuck between my bladder and my kidney, which they can’t see on the ultrasound.

It was a miracle that I passed it when I did. I am so grateful I did not have to have a stent put in and that my pain has passed. It was by far the worst and most painful experience of my life. I feel like a new woman right now. THANK YOU JESUS!

Now I can focus on the last 8 weeks of my pregnancy. Good news…Kayla is head down and ready to go. She is so low that I actually got to see her head when they did an ultrasound of my bladder.

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19 Comments

  1. Praise God Beckie! That is so incredible. So sorry you had to go through all of that, but so thankful you didn’t have to have the stent placed! God is good!

  2. My poor little boogie………I felt your pain, darlin. 🙁

    Thank the good Lord for sure. Now, hopefully, you can enjoy the holiday with your Dad and sisters.

    Have a safe journey to Michigan, lovey. 🙂

    XO

  3. Hooray!!! We were so worried about you! Now you can enjoy the holidays. =)

    We’ll see you soon!!!

  4. Oh that just SUCKS! My husband has had two, and the first time, we really thought he was dying (not knowing what it was). I have heard it’s awful. And when you are pregnant??? UGH! A peanut???? Double UGH!!

  5. Hey friend,
    Post a pic of the peanut!! :o) Dan’s was the size of a small lentil and he was doubled over in pain…your’s sounds like it was like 4x as big as his. Wowza. Glad it is over. We love you!

    Nellie and Zippy

  6. I have hear that is the worst pain ever!!! I am so glad you passed it when you did!! Praise God!!!

  7. YEAH! I’m so glad you passed it and that you are PAIN FREE…for 8 more weeks anyway! LOL…Labor here you come!

    That’s so awful that you had to go through that while being prego. It must have been kind of scary!

    Love ya! glad you are feeling better!

  8. Praise God!! I can’t tell you how happy we were to get the news yesterday. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and eat your little heart out! You have more than earned splurging!!! 🙂

  9. Oh you poor thing! You really have a lot to be grateful for Thanksgiving huh!

    They say passing a stone is like delivering a baby or worse. The rest of your pregnancy will seem easy breezy now!

    Hang in there baby! Only a few short weeks to go!

    So glad you are feeling better.

  10. Poor Beckie. I CANNOT believe you passed a stone the size of a peanut all by yourself! Insane. Are they analyzing it for you to see what it’s made of so that you can avoid more in the future?
    Birth should be a breeze now in comparison

  11. man, that must have been scary for you. and the size of a peanut??! that really is huge.
    so glad you were able to enjoy the holidays…

  12. Beckie that sounds terrible! I’m so glad for you that it’s over. By the way it sounds you should be able to have your baby without an epidural right?? 🙂 Praise God that is over!
    Nic

  13. I know you are glad that is over! Is God’s timing perfect or what?!! So glad you didn’t have to have the stent and glad you are feeling like a new woman so you can enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

  14. Soooo glad you’re ok! As it says in the scriptures “this too shall pass”….and did :)!

  15. That is great. I am so glad it passed and now you can enjoy yourself and the upcoming holiday.

    By the way what crafty thing are you going to do with it?
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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