He is back in the ICU room and they will do the first dialysis treatment within the next 3 hrs. Please pray that this goes smoothly. While it's routine for the people here and a common procedure for them, it is still serious and involves a lot of his organs and functions. It is quite a balancing act especially these first few treatments. It will be a short, 90 min treatment and he will work his way up to 3 hr treatments. I'm new to the nephrology world so we are learning as we go here. From what I understand, our main goal is to get rid of the built up fluids that he has acquired the last 2 days. We need thus to be successful so that fluid doesn't build up in his lungs and cause pneumonia. The dialysis team is here in the room getting set up so we should be able to start within the next 1-1 1/2 hrs. Because of the change in location for the port they did not place a central line.
Pray that he tolerates this well and that his pain is under control. There is a lot going on here so we can't possibly explain how much your comments, calls, emails, texts, and faithful prayers mean to us. We know GOD has the power to heal and we are begging him for just that. We, again, are amazed thankful for modern medicine! We know all these good things are blessings from GOD. Thank you for doing what you do so well in supporting us praying for us and going above and beyond to love us.
On another note our attending ICU Dr walked in and he's a friend from ACU!! Saying prayers with you Dr is a good feeling.
On ANOTHER NOTE I'm doing this from my phone so I am choosing not to worry about spelling and punctuation! Kinda like when I misspelled dialysis throughout my whole post earlier today.
Hopefully I can keep the blog going. Again, thank you.