Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Update on Mark
I'm happy to report that Mark has only thrown up two times since this morning! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that he will have a better, more restful night tonight. His bowels seem to no longer be as obstructed as they were initially. However, he is still cramping and in pain. He was able to eat a few bites of chicken noodle soup today. In addition, he was able to lay still long enough for the renal scan this afternoon. We'll find out the results in the morning. We're praying that the kidney is still perfused. If so, we may go home soon! Mark would be monitored at the Transplant Clinic two to three times weekly and would continue with the anti rejection medications in hopes that the kidney will start working. If the scan shows that the kidney is not perfused, the Team will most likely remove it. This would mean another surgery which would make the issues with Mark's bowels even more difficult as the use of anesthesia slows down the digestive system. Thanks for all the prayers-we've really needed them. We'll update the blog as soon as we learn more in the morning.