Friday, November 14, 2008

08.17.2007 - Reprieve

From Julian's COTA Journal.

We met with Dr. Lum at the kidney center at Children's last Thursday (August 9th), fully expecting to be told it's time for dialysis, and to put a surgery date on the calendar. To our surprise, Dr. Lum made a few changes to Julian's medication regimen, and asked that we bring him in for labs in 7-10 days. So, we've made the changes, and Stacy will take Julian in for labs on Monday, to see if the changes have made the necessary difference. We sure hope so.

We'd like very much to avoid dialysis if at all possible, in that we're viewing it as an interim step between our current state and the time when Julian receives a kidney transplant. Dr. Lum seems to think that Julian's name will probably start showing up at the top of the registry list sometime soon. If that happens, we may be reporting for transplant surgery sometime in the near future. Julian's current kidney performance is right on the edge, so we're hoping the transplant happens soon.