Friday, April 15, 2011

Another procedure...

Friday, April 15th saw Blake get his second procedure done. After continuing to monitor his blood draws the doctors were still concerned about where his creatinine level was headed. The higher it goes the bleaker the outlook for his kidneys. To eliminate the possible cause that the urinoma (cyst like sac filled with urine built up from in utero) on his left kidney is causing the creatinine number to be skewed they went in and drew off the old urine. They took 1.5 ounces (that is a lot!) and left a drainage tube in just to make sure they got all the old urine out of there. Hopefully this will make his creatinine number start to drop.

Visitors today included Paster Brent and Uncle Justin and Aunt Mandy. Jenna got to spend most of her afternoon with Blake and mom and did a wonderful job of talking with Blake. She talked with him about how she can't wait for him to come home and how Bowen misses him. Jenna also made friends with one of the nurses and colored her some pictures. She also left some coloring pages up on the wall for Blake so he knows what to expect when he gets home.

We are hopeful that over the next few days we will be able to pull the catheter and get urine flowing on its own. We also are looking forward to the day that his numbers stay the same from one blood draw to the next so they can take out the last IV in his belly and then we can hold him. Continued prayers and support for Blake!

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