Monday, February 02, 2009

06.05.2008 - Alert

From Julian's COTA journal.

I just got off the phone with Stacy a few minutes ago. She took Julian to the dialysis clinic this morning to change the dressing at the catheter entry site. When they lifted the sterile pad that protects the site, they found a blister. We don't know anything for sure at this point, but there's a possibility that it could be a staph infection. Obviously, with Julian's immune system suppressed by the anti-rejection meds, this could be a serious problem. The doctors don't seem too concerned at present, which is good. However, they've taken a culture to find out exactly what it is. In the mean time, they've put a topical treatment on the site, and will look at it again tomorrow.

Please pray with us that Julian doesn't have an infection.

Also, Monday is the day that Julian goes in for his (hopefully) final surgery, to remove the stint from his bladder, as well as the hemo-dialysis catheter. Please pray that all goes to plan then as well.

Thanks everyone.