My Sunshine Girl has been hospitalized since last night. The doctors are not sure what is causing her problems this time. It could be a multitude of things…her hemoglobin is once again lower than normal, her kidney numbers have skyrocketed (BUN 59) and her blood pressure is through the roof (178/130).
But if I was to guess, I’d say she hasn’t had migraines all along…that it’s her uncontrolled high blood pressure causing all her headaches…KWIM? And her elevated kidney levels are the slow deterioration of her kidneys.
Today is my 45th Birthday…guess we’ll have to put off the celebration until we get my Sunshine Girl home.
Update: After a VERY LONG night with her blood pressure spiking to 180/133, the doctors administered 6 times the dose of blood pressure medicine and were able to get her blood pressure down to 122/80. That was the longest 3 hours! Whew!
And although it looks like they will be able to control her blood pressure, the bad news is her kidneys are shot. Doctors are estimating she has no more than 20% kidney function and transplant is inevitable much sooner than later. They suggested I get her listed for a kidney transplant, so we are being referred to the center where she had her liver transplant 14 years ago.
I want to send a big thank you to all of you–your kind words and support truly make a different and give me strength to continue down this path.