June 14, 2010

Quick update

Bertrand's grandma is spending the night in the hospital with Bertrand, giving Cristina a well-timed battery recharge. Cristina is already sound asleep in bed.

Here's short update from today:
  1. Bertrand's liver biopsy appears to have gone well: no sign yet of internal bleeding or infection.
  2. The ACTH wean began as planned.
  3. We'll hear back on the liver biopsy in about 48 hours.
  4. Bertrand did a diabetes test, and he's diabetes-free.
  5. His edema (fluid retention) remains stable: he's neither gaining nor losing fluid. At the moment, he has a taught 71cm belly and a baseball-sized scrotum.
  6. X-rays were finally able to show that he has pneumonia.
  7. Bertrand is on diuretics. Urine production is up, but belly size is unaffected.
  8. Bertrand's albumin is low, which may be the culprit behind the edema.

1 comment :

  1. Thanks, Matt, for the update. You, Cristina and Bertrand are all so strong. Praying for your family.