They decided to start dialysis today on Cohen. He has so much fluid and since his kidneys and liver aren’t functioning properly to rid them, they must do something to flush the system out to see if his kidneys and liver will start working. We certainly pray this works! It’s hard to tell right now what kind of failure his kidneys and liver have at this point. The failure is due to the procedures he has had to have and the drugs he has been on in the past week.
Luckily, he has been weened off a LOT of the meds. So far, his vitals have been holding. The scary one for Brent and I seems to be the amiodarone. This was the medication he was put on after his cardiac arrest last week. It helps pace the heart. Well, it’s toxic to the liver and/or kidneys. So, they took him off of this yesterday morning. They do have some on standby if he starts to have any arrhythmias. We also pray this doesn’t happen. That cardiac arrest really set him back.
They do have a concern that there could be an opening or tear between his PD cath and chest tubes. If this is the case, the dialysis fluid can get up into the chest cavity. It shouldn’t be harmful but it won’t allow the dialysis to work as it should. So we REALLY need for the dialysis fluid to drain out the PD cath so that it focuses on the area that needs to be flushed!
Please work dialysis.
Thank you for praying for our sweet baby!!!
Here are some pictures we took this morning…..
aren’t Cohen’s pups cute? The blue one is BT and we are still working on a name for the other one. He looks just like Elton! My brother got it for him.
they are keeping a close eye on him….
sweet little hands….
While we try to wait patiently, we will snack on these thanks to the Gross’. Thank you guys 🙂
We’ve gotten lots of sweet treats in the past few days! We are loving them! Also snapping pics to post of them.
I’ll keep you updated.