Saturday, 10 December 2011

Platelets Up, Output Not

So we have a rise in platelet levels to 31 but our little man is still not peeing.  The Dr has come to the conclusion that his kidney function seems to be fine it is the fact that he is so edemitist (edema in the skin and organs, of course I could be making up words here...), and with profusions (pockets of fluid), now that his body is not pulling the fluid back into his blood and therefore out of his body.  They have given him lasiks (a diuretic) but it is still not doing the trick either.  When I asked his nurse this morning 'what is next if the lasiks doesn't work?' she replied, 'I don't know'.  Of course this is the same nurse (who I've not met yet) that told me when I called for an update this morning that he was, "oh, well, I guess he is doing okay..."  FANTASTIC thing to say to an already stressed out Mom!

I am writing this with the hope that an increase in positive energy and thoughts Braeden's way today with help to resolve this latest issue.  His body is so horribly swollen that any removal of fluid for him would certainly help with some relief.  My greatest wish is that this poor baby could just get a break already!  I'm fine (ha ha), with taking on as much crap as the universe feels it needs to hand me at the moment but this kid deserves a break.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Braeden, you are truly a special gift that has brought so many together. Praying and meditating for you and your incredible family on a daily basis. High-five!

Lia said...

We have pee folks, not a lot but it is happening!

Anonymous said...

Good news <3

Unknown said...

Strength and prayers are on the way, today, tomorrow and always!