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#1 miocean

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:38 PM

Hello from the hospital! I just wanted to let you know that so far everything is going fine with the biopsy but the pathology report won't be available until Monday.
I am not allowed out of bed so it's a bedpan for me. :temper-tantrum:

My first two urines had blood but the second seemed a little less, however the nurses didn't save any of it so when the doctor came by there was nothing but their word that it looked like cranberry juice. Then, they are putting fluids in with an IV, my medicines kicked in with severe diarrhea and I sat on the pan for an hour before I had it emptied and of course you couldn't see anything but brown. As a result of sitting on the pan so long I am getting am ulcer (bed sore) in a ring where the pan was :emoticon-bang-head:
So I am now "holding it" and convinced them to give me medicine for the diarrhea. My urine is now clear so that means no bleeding.

So yesterday the nephrologist calls and tells me my creatinine dropped to 1.3 and how did I feel about having the biopsy! After a long discussion and the fact that if he just banged the medicine, we waited to see what happens, if it jumps again I would just be back in the same spot. Even though I was having a lot of anxiety I was mentally prepared for it and had planned the time so I said go ahead. THEN I get a call saying they can't find blood to match me! I am O- and it had to be CMV- even tough I am CMV + and so was my donor. So we rescheduled for Monday. When I was rearranging everything for Monday I realized I have an appointment scheduled with a sclero specialist Tuesday and I would still be in the hospital. I called to tell them I couldn't do it then and was told the Red Cross called and they found the blood.

So except for being bedridden in a hospital and all the things that go along with that I am a happy camper. :emoticon-insomnia:

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#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 07:55 AM

Hi Miocean,

I'm glad your kidney biopsy went well! I hope you'll be home soon. I'm sending extra warm hugs your way for a speedy recovery from it all.

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#3 Jeannie McClelland

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:46 AM

Oh my, sounds like an 'adventure'! Dignity? What dignity? May have gone in the bedpan~ :blush:

Here's hoping the biopsy results will be super-extra-very good and the ulcers stop before they really get started.

Too bad I wasn't there, I'd have donated some of my O-neg blood to you more than willingly. We're sclero family after all! :)
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Posted 14 July 2011 - 09:25 AM

Hi Miocean! What a bummer you are bed ridden and all that is going along with that! However, how nice that you can be connected to us to chat! Hopefully that will help the time fly by faster! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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Posted 14 July 2011 - 11:43 AM

Hi Miocean,

I'm so relieved for you that your kidney biopsy went well and I do hope that you get a good result.

The bed sore sounds really horrible and in such a tender spot; I'm so sorry. :sorry: Hopefully it will heal quickly with no further problem.

May you have a speedy recovery and be home before you know it!! :emoticons-group-hug:

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#6 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 16 July 2011 - 06:13 PM

Hello Miocean

If anyone deserves good results you do and I insist you get them! :emoticons-yes:

Do anything you can to keep that ulcer at bay, when they arrive they hang around forever!

Take care.
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