Thursday, January 31, 2008

Clinic visit brings good news

Hello all.

Christian and I made this week's clinic visit yesterday. We were fortunate to have an offer of help to fly, so we headed out at 4:30 am for a flight that would return the same day. Worked out great, with Christian only having to miss one day of school.

The quick news we got is good - his lab numbers have continued to fall into line with where the doctors want him to be. That means he gets to stay on the reduced level of medicines he's been at since December and also we get to drop the amount of dialysis required daily from 15 liters to 10 liters.

That coupled with an approval to go up on his flow rate (this is a HUGE development - it means his fistula has continued to mature and develop very well) means that we may be cutting his time on the machine down to 3 hours or less per day. Coupled with the hour it takes for setup and teardown, we might get the total process to something like 3.5 hours and that would be fantastic.

We'll start tonight and I'll report back in a couple days with the results.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Kiki's Dad

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