My son was diagnosed with Hydronephrosis when I was 5 months pregnant. One (left) kidney was enlarged and the other was smaller than it was suppose to be. I gave birth at 36 weeks on December 24, 2008. His problem with the Hydronephrosis was secondary to the list of problems in the beginning. To name one, was a low platelet count. He had to have at least two platelet transfusions. Once done, the count would fall to half within a few hours. He stayed in the NICU for the first 3 weeks.
Since then, we've had all the tests necessary to proceed on handling the Hydronephrosis. In the beginning, he had reflux in both kidneys. He had another VCUG done in December 2009. The results came back with reflux in the right kidney (still smaller than it should be) only. He has been on Cephalexin ever since he left the hospital. The Urologist wants to wait another year or at least until his body develops a resistance to the antibiotic before he performs surgery.
My son is 14 months now. He has been the same height and weight (15 lbs) for the past 4 months. His pediatrician says it's because of the Hydronephrosis. But the Urologist says the Hydronephrosis has nothing to do with my son having the same height and weight. My question is, has Hydronephrosis been known to stop the growth in babies?
I'm getting worried about his height, weight and mental development. He seems so small for his age. I don't know who or what to believe. I would like to get a third opinion and your input if possible.
If you have any questions, I could answer them for you so you can get a better understanding of my son's background and progress.