Thursday, January 16, 2014

Update on J

Update from M: Today, is day 80 since J's accident on October 28th. I can hardly believe it's been that long already.

Here's the latest on his condition.

Kidney function is measured by creatinine levels. They are supposed to be around 0.6 - 1.2. At his worst J's levels were an 8. While they have gotten better, (yesterday he was at a 5, last week he was a 2-3) he's still on a three day a week dialysis regime.

He is scheduled for skin graft surgery a week from tomorrow. After the grafts heal, they will move him to the PT floor and physical therapy will be all he does day in and day out.

He's at a point now where he has to keep reminding himself that even though it feels like he's doing nothing and life has stopped, his body is actually working the hardest it has ever worked to heal itself. It's lonely being in rehab, I'm there as much as I can be but it's not near as much as he or I would want it to be and we're running out of ideas of things to keep him busy while he's by himself.