Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Heart and Kidneys

Journal Entry, May 6, 2004
What an ordeal yesterday turned out to be! We arrived at 7:00 AM and left at 6:30 PM. A few things came to light. The MRI showed that the aorta to his heart is too small, which explains why his heart is pumping so hard. Our cardiologist doesn't know if we can treat it with medication, or if there's surgery to help. She'll call around and find out. So there's that. But his creatnine levels came back at 2.4. I guess for a baby they would be 0.3 (?) or so, and for an NFL football player, about 1.7, so it's super high. They put Niko on an IV and tried to figure things out. Today's blood draw shows that the creatnine went down a point, from 2.4 to 2.3, so we go in for a blood draw and an echo on the arteries leading to the kidneys tomorrow. I have questions to ask. I'm beat. See you tomorrow.

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