Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Day 3: A Little More of the Same

Today has felt a little like groundhogs day...a little more of the same (except sunny outside, and that goes a long way!). Darren's feeling a little better and stronger, he got to actually eat some food today and has been more alert.

His kidney function is a little better, but still hasn't kicked in to do what it needs to do. Although it is working to process fluids, it hasn't yet really started to do all the other functions it needs to do to really make a marked difference in how he feels. The doctors reassure us that this can happen in these circumstances, that it can take a little while for the new kidney to acclimate and really start working...so we continue to be patient.

If things don't change in the next couple days they mentioned that a biopsy of the kidney might be done. This would show if there are any early signs of rejection starting to happen. The only reason they would do this at this juncture is because of Darren's history of rejection (sounds like a movie title "History of Rejection" ;)....not because they are necessarily assuming that rejection is happening. All the other signs point to a normal start.

Thank you again for all the well wishes, love, support, calls, emails, texts, flowers, homemade cards and most importantly prayers. I can't tell you how much it lifts our spirits to hear/read your words of support...and know that our every moment is covered in prayer. We feel your love and support, thank you.

1 comment:

  1. We are praying, praying, praying for you guys. Lots of love being sent to you. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help in this emotional time.