Today we had our appointment with Dr. Mallea. Chris had a bad day Monday and was feeling a lot better today.
Chris' weight is down EIGHT POUNDS since the appointment with Dr. Davidson just one week ago. Amazing how much fluid/water goes away when you're watching sodium intake!
I was really frustrated because today our insurance provider said that neither Denver transplant center was on our insurance network. UGH! I had already made appointments with both of them, and cancelled one, and now I have to cancel the other.
Dr. Mallea suggested Utah, and said he has had good outcomes with them and they're easy to work with. Easy? Sounds nice! :) They're also closest to us (only 5.5 hour drive). His office contacted them quickly, and now we're awaiting paperwork from . Guess what? Our insurance says they're a YES. Whew. Transplant Center
After we go to for the initial meetings, which we think will be mid-November, then we'll get a list of tests for Chris to complete. After Chris completes his tests AND after the tests have been evaluated and approved by the folks in Utah, then we'll get a list of necessary tests off to his mom (and hopefully, donor) -- which she can work on in .
We did go to Chris' kidney doctor today and went over his meds. Chris will do blood lab tests in about 2 weeks and go back to the kidney doctor in 2 weeks after that. (11/16)