Thursday, August 5, 2010

One step back ....

This is JP writing. Anne has not been feeling good for a couple of weeks, (bloating, unable to eat, no bowel movements for 5 days, even though we saw her surgeon "post-op" last Wednesday, and her GP on Friday, with those complaints).
We were advised by Brenda (secretary at PMH) and by our friend Jimmy (who works at Sunnybrook) to go to emergency if things did not improve, so I went to Sunnybrook with Anne Tuesday night. They did a CT scan, and it turned out after a blood test that her creatinine was very high, indicating kidneys not functioning properly - also her potassium level was high. Wednesday, while Eric, Carolina and I were visiting, they did a dialysis, but the machine malfunctioned after an hour or so. Still, that was enough to bring down her potassium to normal levels, and her catheter showed good urine flow. She also began to eat and evacuate more normally.
Next? They were thinking of putting in tubes to help relieve the kidneys, but now, this Thursday morning, think maybe that will not be necessary, may be healing herself. She is in good spirits and definitely feeling better.
Doctors still looking around for a cause, more blood tests, more diagnoses. She will be in hospital for a few days - but for sure the chemo planned for next week will have to be put off.

3 comments:

Guro said...

Thanks for keeping us updated, JP!
It is a tough journey you are on - never knowing what awaits around the next corner. As one of many, I send you my warmest thoughts.

Mirta said...

Thank for the update... Was beginning to worry, as I'm sure did many of us.. Lots of love to both of you and your family!

Webbster said...

No wonder you weren't in your bed when I was there yesterday! Sounds like you were having fun! Sending good vibes your way. Love, Larry

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