Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quick Update

Hi Friends,

Over the past two days, Greg's kidney function has started declining again.  The doctors think that this is probably the side effect of his transplant medications being at a much too-high level in his body (now that the extra water is coming off they are being absorbed much better and the levels of one medication is triple what it should be).  Although they made drastic changes to his medications yesterday, his kidneys continued to get worse today.

The doctors have explained that there are so many factors in Greg's treatment that can be causing the kidney issue and it might take some time to isolate the cause.  Greg's heart catherization may be moved up to tomorrow afternoon if his kidneys don't improve overnight, in order for the doctors to have more information to work with.

Please pray that the doctors can figure this out quickly and that Greg's kidney function improves.  We are so eager to get home and really hope that this doesn't add more days onto his hospital stay.

A surprise source of "adventure" today was finding a tick on Paul while he was visiting Greg!  Greg's nurse Nour, who is awesome, was so sweet and gathered a bunch of other nurses to help us figure out what to do.  We ended up taking Paul to an urgent care clinic to have the tick removed and he handled it like a champ.  Now we just need to watch for any signs of Lymes Disease over the next month since this area has really high rates of Lymes.  

Thank you for your continued prayers!

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