Million Dollar Baby
Tell us your story.
Our son was born with a number of physical challenges. The
main cause was his posterial uretheral valves located in his
urethra which were blocking off his ability to urinate. The
condition caused him to have Grade 5 reflux which means his
ureters were implanted at an angle and urine would travel
back up into the kidneys. This would bring on his
hydronephrosis, a condition where the kidneys get filled with
urine and dialate leading to kidney tissue damage. He was
most recently diagnosed with kidney failure. Luckily,
it's only his left kidney.
Our entire team at Seattle Children's is
amazing!! Our urologist is the best one I could ever ask for.
Our son has been through six surgeries with her and I have to
say I never thought I could trust anyone as much as I do her
with my child's life. Thank you Dr. Shnorhavorian
for keeping my son alive. She is the best urologist, and
takes time to talk to us and answer every question I have and
I have learned so much from her and all of our doctors. If
anyone can help, the doctors and staff at Seattle
Children's can. My husband is in the military and
will be deployed soon, so we will be moving back to
California. It's sad knowing that I'll soon
be leaving here and moving down to Valley Children's
Hospital. I am sure they will be just as helpful as this
What does Children's mean to you, your child and your family?
A sign of hope and happiness. I am so grateful we were
given the opportunity to get to know the doctors and staff
here. Thank You All!!