Monday, February 28, 2011

Geek Squad Needed ASAP!

Today Jim had a clinic and a wound care appointment. I believe the Geek Squad is needed at clinic because we sat for 2 hours waiting for Jim to be called back to speak with the nurse and doctor because of an apparent switch to electronic medical records over the past 2-3 weeks, so everyone is still learning the system. I can only imagine how long it takes to add 10-12 medications per patient into a system but wow I have NO patience. They told us that they are having significant difficulty with record carry over so they are having to manually input most of their information. So, after many games of solitaire, words with friends, and jewels on my phone I lost my patience and entered a state of euphoria right in time for them to call Jim back. Unfortunately I do not have many lab numbers to report because with the electronic medical record change they sent Jim's labs off to an outside lab and we will not know the results for approximately 2-3 days. Hopefully this will get fixed by the next time Jim has an appointment so we will have the numbers that day. We did find out that Jim's creatinine was at 1.6 though so this is good news. The nurse practitioner told us today that Jim's range will probably be between 1.4-1.8 and that is where he will remain. Other good news is that Jim is going to get to wean off some of his medications, not the anti-rejection, but some of the stomach meds including Reglan and Protonix, these will become as needed. He will always be on some medication but it is exciting to be able to take some of them away.

Wound update- They are now only utilizing the wound vac on the middle wound. They slapped a very sophisticated "bandaid" on the other two wounds. The physician took at a look at the middle wound and is very happy with the progress it is making. So far the vac is much quieter- maybe we will be able to sleep with less gas noises coming from a charging vacuum between our two pillows.

Prayer Requests: Labs remain good- little lower creatinine would be great (but I don't want to be greedy), peace and support to the donor family,wounds heal quickly

Bible Verse: "Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever." Psalm 118:1

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