Posted on December 12, 2017
Thank you everyone for your gifts, prayers and acts of kindness! By God’s grace, Chris was discharged on December 11th. His kidney biopsy confirmed that he has proliferative lupus nephritis, basically kidney disease due to lupus. However, it’s not as serious as we first thought. The minimal damage that was done will be reversed once his lupus is controlled with his new medication!
We spent the last few days in the hospital waiting for his INR level (tells how thick or thin his blood is) to become therapeutic. Chris had taken Xarelto, a blood thinner, since he had bilateral pulmonary emboli (blood clots in both lungs) in 2012. Lupus can make your blood hypercoagulate, or thicker than it’s supposed to be. This can cause blood clots. Since he had a blood clot during this most recent flare even while he was taking the blood thinner, the docs switched his medications and we had to wait for a magic number in order for him to be discharged. He reached that magic number on Monday and we were so stoked to go home!
The boys were really excited to see their daddy in person! Even though there are more steps to recovery, we are thankful that we don’t have to all of that time in the hospital. 23 days is a loooonnnngggg time to be away from home!
In home and outpatient physical therapy
Follow ups/coordination of care with cardiology, rheumatology and nephrology to help get his Lupus controlled
What we are praying for:
Resolution of Atrial Fibrilation (irregular heart beat)
Resolution of kidney disease
Rebuilding of strength
No more hospital stays
What we are thankful for:
NO MORE HOSPITAL STAYS
No more middle-of-the-night blood sticks
Reunited with our boys
No dialysis/kidney transplant needed
On going contributions to the You Caring page
All of our loved ones who have helped make this scary time a little less scary!!
God is GREAT
We will try our best to keep you guys updated as we get more good news!