Unfortunately, though, we are still battling this same problem. We had our monthly visit in Iowa City and have been in constant contact with our nurse and doctor down there. Adjustments have been made regularly to both his dialysis prescription and his blood pressure medication. Still nothing.
Dr. Jetton wanted to see our daily log sheets yesterday, so we faxed them down. At 5 PM Jen, our nurse, called to say that Dr. Jetton wanted to admit Blake for observation for his continued high blood pressure. My reaction was, "NOOOO!" Seriously, it was. :)
UGH. I love the people in Iowa City, but I really hate being down there. I know deep down that it must be done though. Aaron had some questions and emailed our doctor this morning and when she mentioned that a couple of kiddos in Texas (where she used to work) had developed heart failure because of the high blood pressure I totally freaked out. I understand that she was probably giving us a worse case scenario, but it scared the ba-jeesus out of me nonetheless.
The nice thing is that we can go down either Thursday or Friday. I'm heading down with Blake on Friday morning. It involves a lot of shuffling of kids and re-arranging of schedules, but ultimately we know Blaker's health has to come first.
So, please think happy, positive low blood pressure thoughts for us. I will be super bored, which means I will update you all on what's going on. Thank you again for your love and support!!