Don’t poke me hard,” Jajuan tells Alicia every time before she puts in his IV line. And she must listen, because Jajuan’s mother says her son never cries when Alicia does it. No wonder he requested to have his picture taken with her. Jajuan was 18 months old when his mom, Geraldine, returned to their Oakland home from work to find Jajuan barely moving, his swollen body filled with fluid. She rushed him to Children’s Emergency Department. Jajuan was admitted and diagnosed with nephrotic syndrome. The Urology team worked hard to find a treatment that fit Jajuan, and after a rocky start, the boy’s condition is under control and he’s doing fine.
Children's Urology team provides comprehensive consultations for the diagnosis and treatment of children to age 18 who have problems relating to the kidneys, bladder and genitalia. Our compassionate professionals specialize in treating defects of the urinary tract, such as hypospadias and epispadias (birth defects in boys in which the urinary tract opening is not at the tip of the penis), bladder exstrophy, ambiguous genitalia and obstructive uropathy (blocked urine flow) caused by urethral abnormalities.
Please ask your physician for a referral.
Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (510) 428-3402
Fax: (510) 597-7089
Where to find us
Outpatient Center, 4th floor — Map/Directions
744 52nd St, Oakland, CA 94609