For this week's Monday Morning Question, please see Val's journal There is a Season. The next subject for the Photo Scavenger Hunt is listed in Val's journal also.
I haven't done an entry in awhile. The computer at Hope Lodge here was dying, and almost out of use. But tonight we got a new one! I can't believe I am using a brand new computer at this very moment!
Things are OK, I guess. John is doing OK. He gets tired a lot, but is hanging in there. He goes to Day Hospital every day, and then we are together at Hope Lodge at night. It is very nice here at Hope Lodge and we are all like one big family.
John goes to Day Hospital in the morning and gets a lot of bloodwork drawn. Then he is given a lot of fluid via IV. Then his creatinin (kidney function) levels are taken. He has been having a lot of problems with his kidneys. The medication he has been taking for the Cytomegalovirus is making him have the kidney problems. Every day he is given a test, and if his creatinin level is too high (his kidneys are not functioning properly), he is not given the CMV medication. Because the CMV med hurts his kidneys. If the creatinin level is low enough, he is given his CMV med (Foscarnet). It is a balancing act. They want to give him the medicine to get rid of the CMV virus, at the same time, they don't want his kidneys to fail. So they are making some tough calls.
So those are the medical facts. How am I doing? Fine. I am waiting for John's appointment on Thursday with Dr. Claxton to see if he is going to give us any more information on John's bone marrow biopsy he had a few weeks ago. I still want to know what caused the "thinning marrow". It is probably just the CMV but until I know for sure I will not rest easy...
Let's see. What else is new? We had a fun Mother's Day Party here on Mother's Day. And BTW, for those of you who sent me Mother's Day cards, I am not a mother, LOLOLOL...
Well, gotta run, Krissy :)