Re: New grandchild born with only one kidney
Well, congratulations on a healthy grandson!
I think we posted back and forth on this before. It's only because of all the tests, etc., that they do on newborns nowadays that you're even aware that he has only one kidney. In the old days, you would never have known.
He should be absolutely fine! The only cautions that I can think of (and don't be afraid to ask the doctors if they have any advice) is when he gets older, it might not be a great idea for him to play football. Also, if he ever does get a urinary tract infection, make sure it's taken care of right away.
But, other than that, I don't think there's anything that needs to be done. His kidney is healthy, and that's what matters.