|Finally sleeping in the hospital|
Theo's labs on Tuesday didn't get worse, but they didn't get better. Instead of electing to do a kidney biopsy right away, the nephrologists opted to readmit Theo to the hospital and pump him full of IV fluids for a day to see if his kidney was simply dehydrated. So, he spent all day yesterday and last night in the hospital getting fluids, and then labs were drawn again this morning. We were excited to hear that his creatinine came back down to 0.85 this morning. It's still not a great level, but it's much better than 1.2.
I had told Nick on Monday that I was pretty much at the end of my rope hoping that Dubya, Theo's transplanted kidney, would work. After today's labs, I'm back to hoping that Dubya will work, and will last Theo a long time. (Side note: I've been told that most people still have no idea why we call Theo's kidney Dubya. It's a name we picked a couple of days before transplant because we wanted to have something to call it, it was something that Theo could say, and we wanted to name it after cool Aunt Whit, his donor. Dubya is simply a shortened way to say "W," which stands for Whitney. There's nothing else to it.)
|Theo when he is not so happy. Still the cutest kid around.|
We pray that Theo will get a break at some point. I know how drained and upset I've felt over the last few days, but he's the one dealing with the brunt of it. He's not been the happiest Theo we've seen, but he's a trooper.
Thanks for all of you who continue to encourage us and pray for Theo. We've needed it, and are thankful!