Soon after being admitted it became obvious to the team that I was very dehydrated. Although I was putting about a litre of water down my tube and drinking as much as I could my kidney function results had worsened dramatically. The first bag of fluid went through in an hour and eventually new bags settled back to 8 hourly. Fortunately my kidney function is now starting to improve but I will need another day or so of fluids to get back to where I need to be.
My surgeon did an immediate scope and biopsy and with both results coming back positively I was able to rule out rejection issues. I have though developed a fairly acute fungal problem and that coupled with the bacterial problems seem to be the cause. It is definitely a relief to get this sorted as there are medications that I can go on to hopefully improve the symptoms. One of the drugs does though effect my immune system so it is a balancing with my other drugs to ensure that my immunosuppressent levels remain stable. Hopefully in a couple if days I will be able to go home, meanwhile it is awaiting game to see how things react.
Justine and I do still have a concern over my motility issues with my stomach. It is still causing me difficulties in digesting properly. The combination of the problems I have coupled with the anti sickness meds make it difficult to settle and it seems that it might not settle for some while.
This episode is definitely seen as one of those things on the path to recovery. For us as a family it is still tough to deal with the ups and downs. Although life wasn't perfect at home we had got in to a routine. Now it all changes again. Still I have been reassured that things will get right and life will return to normal. I feel that this is just another blip on the road but it has got me down and feelings of frustrations rear their ugly heads again.
More updates as soon as I have them.