Tamra Judge has been very vocal about her granddaughter Ava’s health since she was born. Around the time of the birth, Sarah Rodriguez suffered some health complications, as she was dealing with blood clots and was hospitalized. But she was excited about welcoming her daughter into the world, and Tamra was excited about becoming a grandmother. But it sounds like Ava is still dealing with some health complications.
According to a new Bravo report, Tamra Judge is now revealing what’s wrong with Ava, as she’s still dealing with some health issues. Apparently, Judge’s granddaughter only has one functioning kidney, which influences her diet and her future in sports.
“Prior to her being born by sonogram, we knew that there was something wrong with one of her kidneys,” Tamra told the Daily Dish of Ava’s health condition, adding, “She was going to see a specialist. We thought at the end they said, ‘You know what? Everything looks good. It looks like she’s got two functioning kidneys.’ As soon as she was born, they did an ultrasound and found out she only has one functioning kidney.”
As it turns out, Tamra’s granddaughter is very happy and healthy, and the family has managed to find a way to keep her happy with one functioning kidney. Apparently, many people can live a normal lifestyle with one functioning kidney and be just fine. When Ava grows up, she just has to learn that she can’t eat or do some things, as she doesn’t want to endanger her only functioning kidney.
“There’s a lot of people in this world walking around with one functioning kidney that don’t even know it, but now, since they do so many tests, they can detect it,” Tamra Judge explained, adding, “So just dietary restrictions. No, like, she can’t be a football player. Don’t want to ruin that one kidney she has. But she’s healthy. She’s happy, and she’s healthy.”
On The Real Housewives of Orange County, Tamra revealed that Ryan and Sarah had been fighting. A few months ago, when Judge was filming the show, Ryan revealed that he had moved out of their home and was living in an apartment. They were sharing their time with their child, Ava, and he would pick her up to spend time with her. But it sounds like they are getting along these days, as Ryan and Sarah recently took her to Disneyland.
“She went to Disneyland yesterday for the first time. I got to see all the pictures,” Tamra Judge revealed, adding, “Sarah and Ryan, when I’m not with her, they’re always sending pictures and videos of her. They just live down the street, so that makes it very convenient.”
It seems like it was just last year that Ryan told his mother that he had met a girl on Instagram, but Tamra Judge reveals that Ava is already walking and speaking. She’s progressing quite a bit, and Tamra could not be more proud. And she’s starting to look more and more like her parents. In fact, Judge can’t quite decide who she looks more like, but Judge is just happy that Sarah and Ryan are trying to work things out for the sake of their family.
“She looks just like Ryan. She looks like her mom, too. She has her mom’s lips and her eyes, but she has Ryan’s personality, God help her,” Tamra joked, adding, “And she just looks just like he did, even has the strawberry blond hair, which he had and it ended up turning blond as he got a little older.”
What do you think of Tamra Judge’s comments about her granddaughter, Ava? Are you surprised that she only has one functioning kidney?
[Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images]