Ephesians 3:20 "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Albumin level is low

So his Albumin level, protein level, is low. This level continues to drop and we are not sure where he is losing his protein. So far it doesn't seem to be that he is losing it in his urine or stool so the last thing to check is to see if his liver is making enough protein. I hope and pray that it is and that maybe we just have to re-run the urine and stool tests and find something there. We should get the results regarding the liver sometime this afternoon. A big concern with this level dropping is that he could third-space (send the fluid that should be going to his vessels out to his tissues, lungs, etc.). So we are keeping a close eye on him making sure he doesn't start to swell. I have been talking to Dr. Markert (the Dr. that did his tranplant-love that woman) to see what she thinks. We are communicating via email regarding his labs so maybe she will be able to provide some insight also.

God Bless you all!!

God Bless Caleb!!


Jess Tuschong said...

Sarah & Brian...you are amazing parents to a wonderful and blessed little boy. The will and the fight that is engrained in both of you is an inspiration to us all. I hope Caleb's levels are ok and that the results were positive this afternoon. I love you guys...on this Valentine's Day and EVERY day!!!

God Bless & Lotsa Love,

Chris said...

Hoping for good news for all of you!!

Much love-
Chris XOXO