“My poor sick girl. Tired of being poked at. I think I cried more than she did,” Rodriguez wrote on Instagram, via Enstarz.
Rodriguez reportedly gave another Instagram update not long after, and was relieved to announce that Ava was suffering from a simple viral infection and an ear infection.
Judge herself has yet to comment on Ava’s scary situation, but she did post a ton of adorable photos and videos of a totally healthy and happy looking Ava in honor of her first birthday last week.
Rodriguez previously revealed Ava was diagnosed with a multicystic dysplastic kidney shortly after her birth in February 2015.
“When she was born, there was no sign of a left kidney. Because it was a non-functioning kidney, it kind of just shriveled up, so it hasn’t disappeared, but the tissue is too small to be detected by an ultrasound,” Rodriguez told People magazine earlier this year.
However, the family announced in January that Ava’s kidney condition is under control and she’s on her way to making a natural recovery — though she will continue to be monitored every six months at a local children’s hospital to ensure proper kidney function.
“Her right kidney is growing to compensate for both kidneys, so it’s a little larger than the other one, but it’s compensating, which is really good,” says Rodriguez, “They need to make sure whatever took the left kidney [is] not going to do the same thing. But so far it’s amazing. The right kidney is doing what it’s supposed to do.”