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About Ross

Ross Anderton

Ross was born on the 12th Jan 2008, he was 12 days early and gave his Mum a huge shock as her waters broke at her desk in the office on her last day at work (10th Jan) before starting maternity leave. Ross changed his mind and decided he didn't want to make an appearance so he eventually arrived by C-section at 18:18 on the 12th Jan 08 at Simpsons Maternity Hospital in Edinburgh.
Ross was born with Hydronephrosis on his right kidney,  this was picked up during a scan as the right kidney was much larger than the left, Ross was started straight away on antibiotics to help prevent any urinary infections. The antibiotics upset Ross's tummy leaving him sore and unsettled. Ross had various tests done and it was discovered that his right kidney only performed at 30% function, he had a small proceedure done when he was 9 months old, this was to inset a stent to try and straighten out a kink in the tube leading from the urinary tract to the kidney. The stent was removed 6 weeks later and tests showed that the size of the right kidney had reduced and the current function was retained. This was a concern when starting the chemotherapy, however recent tests show that the kidney looks much the same and Ross will get further function tests done early next year.

Ross and his sister Katie Ross loves nothing more than to be playing outside in the garden with his 3 year old big sister Katie, or running after his Dad when he's cutting the grass or working in the garden. He loves anything with wheels like planes, cars, trains, even his big sisters baby buggy, but he especially loves tractors, and is delighted everytime he sees one, he can sit for ages just rolling the wheels back and forward over the floor trying to see how it all works. Ross also loves a 'boogie' and swings his hips with Helen the Hospital play specialist in ward 2, and is always full of fun when he's not restricted in his cot or feeling poorly with the medication. Being 1 means that Ross can't tell us when or where he's sore or what he would like to eat and that's frustrating for everyone.


Katie, Ross and Dad
Ross, Dad & Katie