Shock Wave Lithotripsy

The Shock Wave Lithotripsy is one of the treatment method for kidney stone.  This is also called Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy.  Shock wave from outside the body will be targeted the kidney stone that causing the stone to fragment.  This is a non-surgical method for treating stones in the kidney or in the ureter.  The stones are broken into tiny pieces that are small enough to pass in the urine.  The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, so it is less painful to the patient and the patient does not have to stay in the hospital for days.

This is the method that the doctor of my father is suggesting since he does not want to undergo another operation for his kidney stones.  He said he is too old for that and once is enough.  He is being stubborn and the best solution is to agreed what he has decided.  He do not want another cut on his tummy so shock wave is the best method.  And the doctor said that it should be done ASAP because the stone is almost blocking the ureter.  Before it happens and before the father will suffer from severe pain, shock wave must be done soon.  The problem is that it is a bit costly and we do not know where to get the money.  We are still finding ways to come up with the amount needed.  Lord please help us.

Do not want to undergo another operation

My father has undergone kidney stone operation eight years ago.  After the operation, we did not visit his doctor anymore because we thought he is okay already.  However, after eight years the father is having the same pain and his arthritis is keep on visiting.  He can’t walk sometimes because his joints are swelling especially the knee.  We are so worried about the father situation that is why we brought him to the rheumatologist.  We are advised to get ultrasound of his kidney and two laboratory test for Creatinine and Uric Acid.

The result of the laboratories are not good.  The stones are present in his both kidneys and Creatinine and Uric Acid are too high.  The rheumatologist advised us to visit the doctor/surgeon again for us to understand more the father situation.  We felt sad because of the father’s situation.  We went to the doctor/surgeon and hand him the laboratory results.  The doctor/surgeon is so sad of the result and told us to have X-ray of the father’s kidney for him to know the kidneys situation if the father needs to undergo another operation.  But the father is not open for another operation.  He said he is too old for that and told us that he will just wait till his time comes.  Hopefully, the kidney’s situation is not that bad so the father will not undergo another operation because he is not willing to do so.

Refer us to kidney stone specialist

My father undergone kidney operation eight years ago.  After the operation, the father took the prescribed medicines and then stopped taking it because he wanted to try herbal medicine.  It is his decision and no one can change it so we just say okay.  He wants to try it after hearing the statements of the people who has the same case with him and now is 100% healed after taking the certain herbal medicine.  But lately, his arms, wrist, and legs are swelling because of rheumatism.  He took the medicines that was suggested by his friends.  But the swelling and pain is just transferring from one place to another.  The sister told us to visit the doctor for us to know the reason why rheumatism is not leaving him.

We went to rheumatism specialist, and advised us to get some laboratory examinations to know the reason.  When the result came out, the doctor told us that the creatinine of my father is really high, the liver is a bit enlarging, seen stones in his left and right kidney.  It is very depressing because the father told us that he doesn’t want to go another operation since he is old.  He can manage the pain, according to him.  I doubt because the last time he is in pain and we do not want to see him in that way again.  Though the doctor did not told us for operation yet, he just refer us to kidney stone specialist.  Hopefully no more operation needed since the stones are not that big yet.