Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 4, 2008

EXTRA BULLETIN: The renal doc just came in and he said that they used an alpha blocker last night called "clonadine" and it dramatically reduced her BP and knocked it down into the 140s/80s for the first time this week!

The creatinine level remained steady at 6.0. (good!)

I asked the doc who will do the biopsy if he had a good night rest and if his hands were steady this morning -- he replied in the affirmative!! Prayer needed (me, too!)
Procedure time is set for 10:30 am.

January 4, 2008 (later)
Successful biopsy!

Dr Chin reports that Sabine had a successful biopsy. She was back in her room in less than an hour!

Rest -- bed rest ordered for the next 6 hours.

Creatinine level still too high for her to go home tomorrow. Sunday? Or Monday?

Thanks be to God for the knowledge and skill that has developed by God's people within God's creation!

January 4, 2008 (afternoon report.)

Blood pressure stable (140s/80s)
No blood in urine.
No bleeding at biopsy site.
Resting comfortably watching "Law and Order"
Bossing me (she IS feeling better!)

The Plan:
1. Get creatinine level below 6.0 (6 means the kidneys are functioning at 10% of capacity).
2. Keep her hydrated so as not to get into dehydration problems which will compound the matter.
3. Get blood pressure regulated.
4. Find out what caused all this...

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