Not everything that we had hoped for -
but then, not everything that we had feared either ...
Some of his numbers were better ... some were about the same.
Dr. Tobin was well pleased with the calcium, phosphorus, sodium, and potassium numbers - all down from when Rick was in the hospital.
Dr said that we were doing what was good and right with the diet :-). (Which felt good to hear after all the hard work we have done to make these changes!) And to keep on doing it!
I told him that for this East Texas country girl to learn to cook without tomatoes and potatoes has been a challenge! But due to a lot of prayer and God's wisdom and counsel - we have
done it! :-)
Dr. Tobin is still concerned about the toxin levels ... the numbers aren't as low as he had hoped. Some improvement he said, but not as much as he had honestly hoped for.
Rick's blood count is still too low - indicating serious anemia. Rick has been taking 50 mg of iron 3 x a day for a month now. But Dr. Tobin said that his kidneys just aren't allowing for the iron absorption at this point. He is going to recommend that Dr. Cochran give Rick an iron IV to boost the iron stores and levels. (We see Dr. Cochran tomorrow so we should know more after that ...)
Dr. Tobin did say hat if Rick's toxic levels do not come down significantly in numbers and in time that most likely within 2 years he will have to be on dialysis.
Next appointment with Dr. Tobin is April 16 @ 11 a.m.
Please - help us pray!!!
We are doing what we can to work with his body and the doctors for healing and recovery.
We are asking that God will intervene and show His might and His power - healing Rick's body and restoring it to health and strength.