Friday, September 4, 2009
Mark was discharged from the hospital yesterday evening. His potassium, creatinine, and blood pressure were high yesterday morning. The Team would not discharge him until his potassium dropped to a safer level. Because of the high levels of potassium and creatinine, Mark received dialysis while at UK. The Team is now trying to figure out how much dialysis is necessary (one time weekly, two times weekly, or three times weekly). It seems that the transplanted kidney is working better than expected prior to the scan last Thursday, but it isn't working well enough to avoid dialysis all together. Mark will go back to the Transplant Clinic on Thursday. Hopefully, we'll find out more information then! We plan on enjoying a great Labor Day weekend at home with friends and family. We hope everyone does the same! Thanks for all the prayers!