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Worried About DH   General Discussion

Started 6/1/19 by 3carats (MaryDinFL); 1290 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Mary,  I'm so sorry that you and Fred are going through such a difficult and worrying situation.  It's the unknown that's so hard.

3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)


Yes, Judy the Dr told us that it could be temporary. His blood test has been stable at 3.1. It may go up after the surgery and come back down over time on dialysis.

As the doctors said the heart takes precedence over the kidney.

Thanks for the reminder to think good thoughts.


From: latterberry


Oh, dear!  Lots of concerns for sure.  I'll have you on my prayer list.


From: judyinohio


Mary, please post an update on Fred when you can. We'd like to read news when you have some to share.


From: MarciainMD


I'm sorry.  I'll be keeping you both in my thoughts.


From: LindaPutt


Sending prayers and good thoughts for you and your husband Mary.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

6/2/19 sorry to hear this..I sure hope they find out what is causing his issue without further damage to his kidneys....sending prayers....


From: Judy (DJZMOM)


I'm so sorry and I know the uncertainty of health, seemingly all of the sudden, is so very concerning and stressful.  Trust there is a plan for your lives and take a day at a time.  Reach out to friends and family you have in your area for them to just sit with you so you're not alone while he is taken for various tests and procedures.  You don't even have to talk about anything but just to sit with someone often provides such comfort.  I'm so glad you came here to share.  Do so anytime!

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3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)


Thanks for your heartfelt concern and prayers. The procedure will be tomorrow (Monday) afternoon and I'll keep you posted.

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3carats (MaryDinFL)

From: 3carats (MaryDinFL)


The heart cath went very well yesterday. There was a blood clot and they inserted a stent all done through the catheter. It was a very long day for him. He had to lie flat for 6 hours to make sure his blood would clot before they took out the cath. Since he has been on blood thinners it took 10 hours. They tested his blood every hour after the six hours and it very slowly got to the number they needed. After they removed the cath a nurse applied pressure for 45 minutes.

As for his kidneys, they usually use dye at 300. They reduced it to 46. They expect no further damage to his kidneys but will monitor closely.

Thanks for all of your thoughts and prayers. I was able to get through this with a positive attitude and almost worry free.