Monday he will catch his urine for 24 hours, and we will hold all the exchange bags. Done. The nurses and the doctors were WELL pleased with the amount. Said that they had never had a patient bring in 2 urinals!!! Told us that most of the patients are doing good to bring in 500 mL ... Rick brought in 3600!!!
Tuesday we go to the Center and they will do the exchange - and take a sample of dialysis every couple of hours. Done and waiting on results. Should hear back the end of this week. Dr. Greenwell said he was expecting good results - because the amount of dialysis is high.
Wednesday we will go back to the Center, meet with the nurses and with Dr. Greenwell - for the results. Actually, Dr. Greenwell was at the Center yesterday - so we met with him then. Thank you Lord!!!
He has changed Rick's blood pressure med in the evening - taking it from 50 mg to 100 mg. But he said it was a good thing - because this medication helps Rick to maintain the kidney function he has.
He also has changed Rick's diabetes meds - adding back the Glimepiride. Because of the dextrose solution for dialysis, Rick's sugars have been running HIGH - into the 300's and 400's.
Praying for an excellent and most awesome report!!!
Asking for improvement in his kidney function ... and that the dialysis is working - perhaps even too good, that we might be able to decrease it, either in amount per exchange, or perhaps in going to only 3 exchanges per day.
Me -- an all clear for the next 3 months from Dr. Michael @ MD Anderson.
However, diabetes ... and high cholesterol. Dr. Michael wants me to check in with my doctor in SS to discuss these things, and to schedule a chemical stress test.