Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Update on Dad

They returned my father's potassium level to normal a while ago. However, they're saying he should be put on the liver transplant list soon, since he has liver cirrhosis.
He's been rather tired the last few days, and sleeps most of the time. He's retaining water again and is bloated, so they put him on dialysis today. When they did that, his blood pressure dropped considerably, so they'll have to do a slower dialysis.
The doctors think his kidneys are still failing because his liver isn't working well. They planned to transfer him to another hospital and try to get him on the liver transplant list as soon as possible.

My father has fluid in his lungs again, and his vocal cords aren't closing like they should, so the fluid is getting in his airway and vocal cords as well. They put him on a respirator to help him breathe, and he's still on the dialysis machine.
They still want to get him on the liver transplant list. However, they need to get the fluid out, and his breathing needs to improve so they can take him off the respirator. His liver has to be serious, but he also needs to be considered strong enough for surgery before he can be on the list. 
Just continue to pray for him, that he'll get better soon. And for all of us, trying to deal with the tumultuous events of the last few weeks.

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