I am trusting God! Michael had the HORRIBLE sweats the first 2 nights at home. Like a couple quarts on our bed. He didn’t take his temp middle of the night so we’re not sure if he had a fever those 2 nights or not. He didn’t feel very good either. The next afternoon he had almost a 101 temp so his transplant coordinator asked him to go to ER. That night he had a fever of 102. Then the next night 103. Last night 101.5. Still very bad for him. And it keeps coming back. That’s when Minneapolis decided they wanted him back. They are concerned about rejection. Please pray. Another week or 2 away from home is not fun! Especially over Thanksgiving! We are really lucky to have friends in the area! God is so good! I actually feel relieved that he is in the hands of University of Minnesota Medical Center as they are truly great at what they do and can get to the bottom of what is going on! They have a vested interest in his health, and I feel like it’s not just medically. They care! These times may seem crazy, but Gods timing is always perfect! Psalm 25:1 “In You, Lord my God, I put my trust!”
Nov 05, 2017
It’s now been 6 weeks and 2 days here in Minneapolis! We are really looking forward to coming home! Michaels progress is an ever changing thing lately. He has a blood draw first thing tomorrow morning to see how his kidney/pancreas function is doing. We are praying for good results as he had some poor results this last week. He spent Friday night at the hospital when they thought he maybe had rejection again. They think, (we shall see in the morning), it was actually dehydration. We have been at the clinic yesterday and today getting more IV fluids. The pancreas and kidney both require a large quantity of fluids to properly function. The combination kidney pancreas transplant is notorious for requiring extra IV fluids for many patienets. Michael is one of them. They are now asking him to drink a full gallon of water every single dary. The doctors said he can’t outdrink his kidney! The doctors have told him it takes 3-6 months to feel better. He is feeling better all the time! It’s so fun to see him eating a meal and not having to check his blood sugar. No insulin. No more dialysis, having to get up at 3:30 or 4am every morning! God is good! As we wait for his new organs to cooperate, and as he has actually felt a bit better, we have taken the opportunity to see some really cool sights here in Minneapolis! The weather here has been absolutely awesome! I went for a walk at 7:30 one evening and it was still very warm. I ran into the homecoming parade! What a great event. We are staying pretty much right in the center of University of Minnesota. It was a beautiful Fall and we got to see the leaves
Oct 18, 2017
Very quick update... Journal entry by Debby Ediger — 14 minutes ago
Michael does NOT have pancreatitis! From what I see as the treatment plan, I do believe the transplant team has gone with the...
Oct 18, 2017
Ups & Downs 10/17/2017 My how things have changed, and then changed again...and yet again! Ha. i post something, and then it seems obsolete shortly after. BUT, this Caring Bridge thing really...
Oct 16, 2017
A New Day!
Today is a new day! Thank You Lord! Michael is feeling soooo much better. This last week, in fact just after my last post, he began feeling more nauseated every day. His temps...
Oct 12, 2017
And the Journey Continues
This is a marathon, not a sprint. We are near the beginning....still....and I must remind myself daily. Day 20 and Michael is soooo much better! Yet he still has a long...
Sep 29, 2017
My grandma's (MaMa) favorite song in the world was How Great Thou Art. Personally I love, love this song as well! That being said I am thinking EVERY PERSON who reads this blog MUST hear the Carrie...
Sep 29, 2017
K. God is working all day everyday healing Michaels body...I have been a bit quiet for a couple days. As his body makes huge strides in recovery, he will not necessarily be feeling great! The...