Sunday, March 29, 2015

Renal Issues

Lately, things have been just humming right along but then we hit a snag at the beginning of this year.

Kidney problems?

Well at first the doctors said it was from lack of drinking water. Ryan drank more water and then we had to wait and see what his creatinine levels looked like a month later. They are slightly higher than normal - which doesn't mean dialysis but it still isn't good.

Then he went back a month later and they gave him a liter of fluids with his last round of chemo and sent him to a nephrologist. When she checked his blood work, it came back at the same level. It still wasn't what it should have been so she referred him to a different specialist.

That specialist said this sort of thing won't resolve itself, and wouldn't be solved by just drinking more water.

His kidney inflammation and blockage is likely caused by his chemo.

He ordered two tests: 1) A kidney function test and 2) a CT scan.

These two tests will happen on Wednesday, April 1st. Then we will get the results on Thursday, and Ryan will have chemo again.

Will you join me in praying for the results on Thursday?

We know that God is in control, no matter what they say and that He is bigger than Cancer. But we still appreciate your prayers because we are stepping off into unknown territory during this part of our Cancer journey.

Thanks so much!

Much love,
Ryan, Anna & Talitha
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