UPDATE: Praise the Lord!!! They will be removing Paul’s dialysis port as soon as we can get it scheduled!!!
Paul had his labs drawn yesterday – here are some quick numbers:
- Creatinine – down to 2.4 from 2.6 with only one day of dialysis which was last week Monday
- GFR is up to 33 which is still really low, but it was 8 at the hospital.
- All other diet numbers were looking good – still high side of normal, but that means his kidneys have to be working better because he has been pressing the boundaries of his diet!
- Strength – Paul is continuing his PT and is getting stronger each day. And, he is currently kicking my butt in steps (I think that says more about my laziness than his activity…well, maybe a little bit of both). Paul was also excited to talk with his PT today about getting back onto the golf course. He ended his PT session today with working on the golf swing motion :).
We received the information from the doctor’s office via e-mail with a note that the doctor wants to schedule a time to pull the port soon! Hallelujah! We sent them some dates and will hopefully get that scheduled within the next week.