Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Monthly Update

Looks like we are increasing dialysis now.

My numbers have gone awry again, in a much bigger way. Specifically:

  • BUN is up to 101 (should be 75 maximum) - this is the poisons not processed by the body
  • PTH is up to 6.6 - this means calcium is being leeched from my bones into the blood, due to a lack of Vitamin D production (i.e. bone disease)
  • Red cell counts are at 9.9 (minimum 11)
Basically, I've lost a percent or two more of my own kidney function (we've been holding at 13.4%) so we will need to manually dialyize to keep things moving.

It's all good.

41 Comments:

Blogger momrn2 said...

Hang in there! I continue to pray for your insurance and transplant!!

12:26 PM  
Blogger Barb said...

Ah, Kelli, this is disheartening. I'm sorry and I'm praying so hard for you. You're the star at A Chelsea Morning today. Go see. Go on. Take a look.

xoxoxo

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Kountry Skipper said...

You're right - it IS all good, Kelli. God's in control of this. And I'm praying for you, as are lots of other folks. Keep up the faith, girl. God will reward you.

3:08 PM  
Blogger Linds said...

I am hear from Barb, and from Boomama. Keep believing, Kelli. We are all out there and you are being prayed for.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I'm praying for you....Keep your faith...

3:43 PM  
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3:46 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

You are in my prayers. I have added you to my prayer list on my blog ☺ This is a wonderful think BooMama is doing. Hugs!

4:16 PM  
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4:53 PM  
Blogger smarshmallow said...

I found you through Barb.....and I added you to my blog for prayers. I am so sorry.......I will be adding you to my links tommorow, as I find you inspiring. You will be in my prayers.

~Candi (Homekeeper at Heart)

5:13 PM  
Blogger Janean said...

You are in my prayers. I'll spread the word as I can and we'll all lift you up to the Heavenly Father.

10:41 PM  
Blogger {Karla} said...

Kelli --

I've been praying for you. I know that this is a time of waiting and worry. I pray that the Lord will grant you peace during this time.

Blessings to you, Kelli,
Karla

12:28 AM  
Blogger T said...

I'm new... and I think I just read your entire blog...every one of them. Well, maybe not every one...

I'm in awe of your faith. I will be praying for you. God is good.

9:17 AM  
Blogger Lacey said...

Read over your story & I was in awe! I love your post on control...I could use a lesson or A THOUSAND on that subject!

Bless your heart. Praying for you! Looking forward to next Tuesday! :)

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Tonya said...

came here the same way most everyone else has, BooMama, Chelsea Morning, OwlHaven, etc...I read 'em all - But want you to know you are in my prayers!

~tonya
www.thereisaseason.net

12:43 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Sorry to hear you didn't get better results with your #s; please know you're in my prayers and I'll be participating in Boo Mama's fundraiser!

4:07 PM  
Anonymous One Eyed Jack said...

I am saddened to see that your condition is not improving.

Although I have been praying constantly, it doesn't seem to be helping. Seeing that you have not improved, I assume that God has a higher purpose in mind. Surely your suffering will lead to a greater good.

Trust in God. Your pain and misery is his gentle, loving hand at work.

In my prayers,

OEJ

5:57 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

I'm so sorry the numbers are not good Kelli. Praying ernestly for you.

6:21 PM  
Blogger nwscrapmom said...

This was one of those round-about discoveries. I just happened upon BooMama tonight who lead me to your blog. I am so touched by your story... and your story of writing. You are so real and open. I wish I could say I were well off and could donate lots of money, but I'm not. I can offer to pray, though, and I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that prayer can bring forth miracles worth much more than we could ever imagine. I will pray, Kelli!
((HUGS))
Kitsel

9:34 PM  
Blogger Cool Mama said...

Hey Kelli....I'm praying and I know God's not done yet! Keep speaking out the words/promises He's given you - say it to the very atmosphere around you! ( Hey...it's good for us to hear us saying we trust God..but it's even better that the enemy is hearing us speaking out in faith, right?!!) Anyway, I'm praying for you and just know God is going to come thru for you! I mean, He is a good Father right? And what good Father wouldn't want to touch and heal His daugther!!

12:27 AM  
Blogger Susanne said...

Continueing to pray and seek God on your behalf, Kelli!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

Just letting you know I am praying and I linked to you and BooMama on my post today at Faith Lifts.

God bless you girl!

12:05 AM  
Blogger Lydia said...

I stumbled upon your blog from Ashley at Onward and Upward.

This is an incredible account you have shared. I can relate to it personally in so many ways. I, too, was once waiting on a list for a transplant and spent over 6 years on dialysis (not on the list nearly the entire time). That was sooo long ago. Over ten years now. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that God can work miracles. My life is proof of that. I am going to commit to praying for you fervently. I will tell my family too. If you want to e-mail me you can visit my profile and find my address from my blog. I could fill you in on the transplant process and maybe answer some questions (although it sounds like you have a good grasp already). BTW, I am a registered nurse and although I don't work in nephrology or dialysis, I know a little about renal issues but more from a patient's perspective.

I will be lifting you up to our merciful heavenly Father at His throne of grace. Thank you for sharing your story. It was good for me to be reminded of all the incredible gifts I have been given since Oct. 1996. I needed to hear your story for my own sake.

You have an incredible husband. I can only hope that God will bring me such a man one day. Only in His perfect will.

By Christ's Grace,
Lydia

8:48 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Sprague, All Natural Mommies said...

I am so sorry to hear all that your going though - I visited 5 Minutes For Mom tonight and saw her post - please know that your in my prayers, and my thoughts - I am going though a difficut time with a custoday issue with my x- but it's times like these that I know it could be so much worse - at least we are all healthy - stay safe and know someone in VA is praying for you! (((HUGS))) and blessings,

9:05 PM  
Anonymous misslionheart said...

Best wishes to you

3:15 AM  
Blogger Cool Mama said...

Hey Kelli...it's Sunday morning, and I'm listening to the most beautiful worship song by Jessica Rogers from "Out of the Fire"...and as I listened, I started praying for you! So...be blessed my friend...there are prayers going up for you, from all over!

9:21 AM  
Anonymous Elisa said...

Kelli, I haven't been by since your cat scan, but God has used Faith Lifts and BooMama to bring me back onto my knees for you! I'll be praying, and praying! Praise the Lord for your determination to see out His presence in the midst of this. Don't give up on the power of God, girl! He is faithful!

9:43 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I just realized that this was updated and I missed it. I will continue to pray for you!!

11:00 AM  
Blogger LYNN said...

Hi! I just found this blog. I will pray for you hon.

2:48 PM  
Blogger IRENE said...

Sending love and praying for healing.

5:03 PM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Kelli, you're in my prayers. I'll be participating in Boo Mama's fundraiser and I've posted to encourage others to do the same.

Hang in there!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Ivey Elizabeth Sirmans said...

Kelli, praying hard.

9:20 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I've already seen you mentioned at Barb's, Diane's and Randi's this morning. I'll be praying for you...

9:39 AM  
Anonymous tonia said...

Our family is praying for you this morning, Kelli. May the Lord Himself be your strength and shield today.

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Tonya said...

Your known and prayed for bloggywide!

10:37 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Kelli, I pray that this is just a little setback and that things will level off and soon you will be looking at getting a healthy kidney for transplant.

Kelli try to keep your spirits up with God all things are possible. He will see you through this! :)

11:32 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

even though I'm just a kid, I'm praying!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

I am praying for you!!!

Kim

1:02 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

Prayers for you, kelli!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

You seem like such a loving, giving person in spite of all of your circumstances... and you are definately on my prayer list, even though we've never met.
Praying for complete healing for you, and for His love to surround you.

9:30 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Holding you in my prayers! :o)

7:36 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

I read about you on Barb's blog and want you to know I'm praying for you!!
Love & Hugs!!

1:16 PM  

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