Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wed. March 27, 2013 Belated Happy Birthday, Alpha!

Our friend Gary died on Sunday.  Tomorrow Karis and I plan to drive to Ohio for his funeral.  Please pray for the family.  Thanks. Advertisements

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Karis spent the entire day at the hospital yesterday.  After we found out that her kidney numbers are better than they’ve been for months (!!)–a wonderful answer to prayer!!–we were told that her EBV (Epstein Barr Virus) level had gone … Continue reading

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Monday, March 18, 2013

Karis is going home!!  The docs just came by and told us the good news.  Her labs are better and she’s feeling a lot better–in fact, this morning she walked over to Presby and back.  We negotiated a return to … Continue reading

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Sun. March 17, 2013 Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Happy 60th, David!

Karis’s creatinine edged down to 2.4, GFR up to 24, and BUN jumped down to 74!  That’s amazing, given that she had 6 1/2 liters of output yesterday.  Our bodies weren’t made to accommodate that level of loss.  She’s going … Continue reading

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Sat. March 16, 2013

Karis had a tough day yesterday–woke up with intense pain after not sleeping most of the night.  They had tried to switch her from IV to oral pain medication in preparation for going home, but that didn’t go well.  Though … Continue reading

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Thurs. March 14, 2013

Kidney numbers a wee bit better today–perhaps home tomorrow if they continue to improve. Gary is across the hall from us.  We’re hoping he can go home very soon as well.  He’s been here way too long . . .

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Wed. March 13, 2013

Karis’ kidney numbers are a little worse today so Costa is not letting her go home yet.

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