Okay... Sabine had a good night and the itching is down. She seems much energized and took a walk. When we got back to our room the coordinating doc was there with the first news from biopsy lab work.
It looks like this is NOT a kidney disease or interstitial nephritis but rather some kind of immune system problem. What is happening is that "B cells" have gravitated to the kidneys jamming them up and raising the BP -- a protein buildup.
Worst case projection? Blood disease/cancer like myeloma.
They are now bringing in the hematology team and will be doing more blood and urine work.
This is a crushing downturn right now --- accelerated prayers are in order.
January 7, 2008 (later)
I am placing my bets on monoclonal gammopathy.
Hematology doc is on same track but more and more tests are going to be run...
They talked about possibility of a bone marrow biopsy...
January 7, 2008 (even later)
I am thinking multiple myeloma from the Mayo webpage...
January 7, 2008 (much later)
The good news is that Sabine does not have kidney disease.
The bad news is that it appears to be a cancer of the white blood cells -- multiple myeloma.
A bad day....