Saturday, February 24, 2007

Day +9

Saturday is the day of the changing of the guards. The attending hem/onc changes and we start all over getting to know another doctor. Dale woke up and ate 2 helpings of scrambled eggs, a can of ensure and a donut. So by lunch , the nurse turned down his iv nutrition bag (TPN) rate by half. I tried hard yesterday to keep his fluid balance even but the down side with being too careful while being on renal toxic drugs like cyclosporine is that the kidneys takes a hit. The Scr increased a little to 0.6. (baseline 0.3?) The doctors assured me they are watching it closely. I think it's better to be well hydrated then to worry about having a positive fluid balance. The blood pressure was better today, the cyclosporine level came down to 325. The Hgb - 9.9 and plts - 54,000. The wbc - 0.1. We're not sure if not counts as increase. Yesterdays wbc was 0.07. It could be lab variation. Hopefully it will continue to increase. Dale and I both took a nap today. We were up late again this time due to a nose bleed. The only person who stayed calm was Dale. The nurse stat called both residents but by the time they came it had pretty much stopped. Wade came to stay with Dale for the evening. I am going home for one night. Danny is on a snow hike with the scouts and Derek is at Grandma's house being very anxious about going home to web came with Dale. He keeps calling me every 15 minutes to see if I am on my way home yet.
Popo and Gung Gung - Yes, Dale eats Kellog's brand cereal. Nothing but the best! He remembered your Special K story.
Thank you for your continues prayers for Dale and our family. Please lift up a special prayer for Dale's kidneys. Grace and peace to you all.


Enos Family said...

Hi Dale So happy to read your daily progress reports. We always read them together as a family. Daniel loves to her about you watching slam dunk contest or playind handball with your mom.It seems your getting stronger everyday. Rest lots and keep on healing. Hello to your whole family happy feet too. You are at the top of our prayer list every night. Ps Juliann and Wade thanks agian for keeping the pacers stuff so well organized it feels like we haven't seen the team in months ( its only been a couple of weeks ) back to practice Mon. I did turn in some info at the meeting and Alan is organizing the FOR tournament stuff. Thanks again Kristy,Jim,Jessuca,and Daniel

Tishmeister said...

Hi Dale, this message is from Tish and Ruth Miya (your mom's cousin). We read your messages everyday and think of you often. It's hard to imagine what you are going through. You are so strong and positive and we know that you continue to improve everyday.

We were at the anniversary dinner for your Aunt Kathy and Uncle Kirk and were very impressed with your ability to play the violin after only a couple of weeks of lessons......keep practicing!

You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

Tish & Ruth

The Hinos said...

hi dale sorry i couldn't write to you yesterday but i was out of the house from morning until night we are glad you are able to eat a lot now can you beat your mom in handball i will talk to you tomorrow