Thursday, February 16, 2012

Two Clinic Visits Today

Chris had his (re-)scheduled appointment with nurse Jennifer today.  It was a surprisingly brief visit.   His last blood tests showed that his red blood cells were doing a bit better, so he didn't get an EPO shot.  She did take some blood, however, to test before the next visit.

When we got home, it was time for Chris to drain his first fluid of the day.  Only 700ml of the 2000ml would come out.   He tried everything... re-adjusting the tubing, standing up, etc.   He called Jennifer and she had us come back out.   She injected Heparin (a blood thinner) and another substance into his tubing and also into his fill bag.   This seemed to help a lot, and everything drained in and out as it should have.

Coming up, we have our big monthly clinic appointment on Wednesday of next week.  On Tuesday the 21st, Chris has his big echocardiogram appointment with the Cardiologist to see if his heart condition improved enough with the dialysis to allow the kidney transplant to take place.   Fingers crossed!!

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