Creatinine up – Lisa down

This is Karen, with a quick update.  Lisa has been going in for routine checkups since leaving the hospital.  They monitor how her new kidney (Brutus) is doing, to make sure it’s working and her body isn’t rejecting it.  The amount of creatinine in her blood or urine is an indication of how things are going.  Well, it’s been creeping up.  When it reached 1.5, it triggered a visit back to the hospital.  That’s not in the panic range, and could just be a little adjustment in the healing processes.  But it’s enough of a concern for her to be checked.  So as of this morning, she’s back at the hospital, and had a plasmapherisis treatment this afternoon.  She’s annoyed, but trying not to make any assumptions.  She’ll stay there overnight for monitoring.  Keep up the prayers and healing thoughts!  We’ll keep you posted.

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3 thoughts on “Creatinine up – Lisa down

  1. hi Karen, am sorry to hear about Carmen’s kidney problem. i recently decided to be a kidney donor if it meant saving someone’s life. so if Carmen or anyone who needs a kidney seriously, want a donor then i will be happy to do it. God bless

  2. Thinking of Lisa and sending lots of positive energy her way

  3. Still thinking of you Lisa, and hope the hospital visit is a short one. Keep up your spirits, dear one, as best you can and know we’re keeping up with the prayers.

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