The evil stone

Maggie Jo has a kidney stone.
My dad has had about a billion kidney stones. He says that there is really nothing you can do about it. The pain is so excruciating that no matter what you do, you can't get comfortable. He says, "you'll want to lie down, that won't work; you'll want to sit down, that won't work; you'll want to stand up, that won't work either." My dad says she should drink water to stay hydrated and cranberry juice for her kidney, but drinking a lot just makes you have to pee, and then it's painful because you're all clogged up and it's hard to pee. Basically Maggie has to endure this pain until the kidney stone passes. At least it's not appendicitis (which the doctor thought it sounded like when she first talked to him), that would be much scarier. This way she just gets to use a siv when she goes to the bathroom, so she can catch the stone and give it to the doctors so they can analyze it and tell her what the stone is made of. It's kind of cool that they can look at the stone that was inside of someone's body and see what it's made of and why it was there. But, it's not that cool that it is inside of Maggie right now because she is in a lot of pain.



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