Thursday, October 20, 2011

Emerging Issues

When I woke up this morning, Chris was on the phone with Doug (the transplant coordinator from U of Utah).   Doug had received the echo report from the cardiologist's office.  Doug said that due to Chris' valve issue, we'll need to have Dr. Undesser sign off on any kidney transplant surgery.

Dr. Undesser's office called and scheduled a nuclear stress test appointment for Tuesday the 25th.   I'm concerned, though, because this test typically includes the injection of radioactive substances.  Normally, this isn't a huge deal... but because Chris' low kidney function doesn't allow his body to eliminate foreign substances like other people's bodies do, I am afraid this test might be a problem from the kidney doctor's perspective.   I called and left a message for his nurse.

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