This morning’s update.

One of his doctors called me this morning to get consent to start dialysis as his kidneys have shut down due to the blood loss yesterday.  I of course gave it.  He also gave me more information on what happened yesterday.  They tried to put the “rubber bands” on the varices that ruptured (esophageal varices are extremely dilated sub-mucosal veins in the lower esophagus. They are most often a consequence of portal hypertension, commonly due to cirrhosis; patients with esophageal varices have a strong tendency to develop bleeding. from Wikipedia) but that didn’t work.  They put in a shunt to bypass and relive the pressure.  They gave him 18 units of blood.  But now his kidneys have shut down.  They may kick back in or they may not.  We can only wait to see how much damage was done.

Both kids went to school today.  I am looking into Angel Flights to get us down there but they only do trips of 1000 miles or less.   From Fairbanks to Oklahoma City is 2,855 miles so we’ll see if we can do the trip in two legs.

Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers.  I am so tired but am about to go to the laundry mat instead of try for a nap.  After all, regardless of what is going on, we still need socks and underwear.

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8 thoughts on “This morning’s update.

  1. Liz says:

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

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  2. ~Sue M says:

    G, I am here for you if you need anything. Thinking of you and yours.
    email me and I’ll give you my number.

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  3. Staica says:

    Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Doula Brandi says:

    sending you & the kids cyber hugs.

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  5. Lynn says:

    Sending you love and prayers from southern Alberta…thanks for sharing your heartache with us. When we walk a journey together, the load is lighter and we are never alone.

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