Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's Working

The dialysis is working. The type she is having does not take over her entire kidney function. I'm not sure I understand it very well, but I am glad that within an hour of starting she had filled an entire urine bag. Neil said he was never so happy to see pee.

Already her oxygen level in her blood is up and her blood pressure is more in the normal range. They are not trying to remove the fluid buildup that makes her look so puffy. That will come once they think the kidneys are working better and can handle it. Somehow they weighed her and she has 25 pounds of fluid in her.

So for tonight at least I will sleep better and feel a tiny bit optimistic. Thank you all for your support.

1 comment:

Rhonda said...

This is wonderful news! What a difference a day makes!