John – Always Playing Sports

John has been an athlete all his life. In June 2012, at age 16, he was playing basketball with friends. It was the last day of his sophomore year at high school, and as always, he was playing hard. He took a knee to his kidney which resulted in severe pain. He made his way home and by the time he got home to us, his face looked gray. We immediately took him to the local emergency room, and they transported him to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It was about 1 week before they opened the new emergency room in the new hospital, so we were still in the old building. But when admitted to a room, we were one of the first in the new building.

It was determined that the trauma to his kidney occurred because of an abnormality in his urinary tract (perhaps from birth) which had caused ongoing damage to his kidney. The knee to his kidney caused it to rupture. With a healthy kidney, this would not have happened. Dr. Jayanthi determined that reconstruction could be done to his urinary tract to that the kidney could heal. But before the surgery could be done, John would have to spend a couple weeks with a bag draining his bladder so that the area could heal for surgery. He would then have the reconstructive surgery later in the summer and be all healed up in time to start his junior year of high school. Surgery went well and John rested. He was pretty well layed up all summer long. But by the time school started, Dr. Jayanthi said that John could resume all normal activity. I reminded Dr. Jayanthi that “normal activity” for John is playing hard. Dr. Jayanthi assured us that it would be fine.

John is now a senior at University of Cincinnati and continues to participate in various intramural sports, playing hard as always. Dr. Jayanthi and all the staff made sure to keep us all comfortable and well cared for during our many visits and we had the pleasure of seeing and appreciating the new hospital.

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  • Name: John E.John Eringman
  • Condition(s): Urinary Tract Disorder
  • Age at Treatment: 16 years
  • Age Today: 11/08/199524 Years

John has been an athlete all his life. In June 2012, at age 16, he was playing basketball with friends. It was the last day of his sophomore year at high school, and as always, he was playing hard. He took a knee to his kidney which resulted in severe pain. He made his way home and by the time he got home to us, his face looked gray. We immediately took him to the local emergency room, and they transported him to Nationwide Children’s Hospital. It was about 1 week before they opened the new emergency room in the new hospital, so we were still in the old building. But when admitted to a room, we were one of the first in the new building.

It was determined that the trauma to his kidney occurred because of an abnormality in his urinary tract (perhaps from birth) which had caused ongoing damage to his kidney. The knee to his kidney caused it to rupture. With a healthy kidney, this would not have happened. Dr. Jayanthi determined that reconstruction could be done to his urinary tract to that the kidney could heal. But before the surgery could be done, John would have to spend a couple weeks with a bag draining his bladder so that the area could heal for surgery. He would then have the reconstructive surgery later in the summer and be all healed up in time to start his junior year of high school. Surgery went well and John rested. He was pretty well layed up all summer long. But by the time school started, Dr. Jayanthi said that John could resume all normal activity. I reminded Dr. Jayanthi that “normal activity” for John is playing hard. Dr. Jayanthi assured us that it would be fine.

John is now a senior at University of Cincinnati and continues to participate in various intramural sports, playing hard as always. Dr. Jayanthi and all the staff made sure to keep us all comfortable and well cared for during our many visits and we had the pleasure of seeing and appreciating the new hospital.

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