I talked to Don at 7:15 am this morning (he's still in the hospital) and got an update on his condition. He had a catheter put in yesterday evening and they drained off ONE GALLON of fluid from his bladder. As you can imagine, that made him MUCH more comfortable! He’s on an IV drop of sodium bicarbonate (why, I don’t know). His blood pressure is vastly improved – it was dangerously high. Best of all, his creatinine levels have stabilized.
Apparently creatinine levels in the blood indicate kidney health. The norm is about 1.5. Yesterday when the doctor analyzed his blood sample, Don’s measured a dazzling ELEVEN – which is why they instantly sent him to the hospital to see a kidney specialist. As of this morning it measured 3.5, so it’s vastly improved.
As of his phone call this morning he had not yet seen his doctor, so I’ll know more a little later on. Your prayers are working, please keep them coming!