Hello again, dear friends!
It is a good thing that we do not know things in advance, because if we did, most of us would run away as fast as we can. I am so grateful God gives us the strength we need daily, and that we can rest on that fact. We never need strength for the week, but just for one day at a time.
Christopher goes to the day clinic at least twice a week now, to check his bloods. This Monday, they discovered that his creatin levels had risen by 23 points. In the past, that many points were insignificant due to his already high levels of creatin, but because his levels have stabilized in the 80's, a 20 point increase is very significant.
He was booked into the Hospital again last night, and is on a four day intravenous drip of imunosupressants. This is an extra dose of steroids to ward off the possibility of his body rejecting the graft kidney. I am told this is not that unusual in the early days of a transplant. We trust the Lord that this will be enough, and that his body will learn to 'accept' the new organ in good time.
Acute rejection can come at any time, and I am grateful that the Doctors were pro-active enough to deal with the situation. Once again, I was caught unawares, and had to shift my priorities for the week. What a good lesson this is to learn! Just when you feel organized and self-sufficient, something happens that reminds you that God may have other plans.
Thank you for your prayers, and may our Heavenly Father bless you this week in the situations you face.