Loyal FOTM reader and commenter Lana’s son, like our dear Auntie Lulu, has a terrible case of kidney stones.
Kidney stone disease, aka urolithiasis, is when a solid piece of material (kidney stone) occurs in the urinary tract. Kidney stones typically form in the kidney and leave the body in the urine stream. A small stone may pass without causing symptoms. If a stone grows to more than 5 millimeters (0.2 in) it can cause blockage of the ureter resulting in severe pain in the lower back or abdomen. A stone may also result in blood in the urine, vomiting, or painful urination. ()
Lana asks for your prayers:
I just got a call from my son who has had the same problems that Auntie Lulu has gone through- major size kidney stones blocking the ureters in both kidneys. He had a procedure this last Monday that sonically blasted the stone in his left kidney into smaller pieces so they could pass. Normally within 2 days all the smaller stones should pass. My son is in the hospital now because the pain was too unbearable and his blood pressure skyrocketing. It turns out that the stones are stuck and have all lined up in his ureter and they are scheduled to take them out late this afternoon, but that means more anesthesia and my son is frightened because he has sleep apnea and he seems to have breathing problems when his is sedated. I am asking for a miracle that those stones will start moving NOW and be passed naturally so he does not need the surgery, and if they have not moved by the appointed time that he his procedure will be safe and successful.
In the name of Jesus Christ let the kidney stones be loosed and leave his body now. I ask that all those who feel inclined agree with me in prayer that those stones leave his body now.
Love and thanks,
Thank you for your prayers and kindness,