Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Post Op: Day 8

So, a week ago at this time, Kit had just headed back for surgery, and look how far she's come. Breathing on her own, maintaining her blood pressure, and breastfeeding. 

Now we just have to figure out this kidney thing. The docs think she Is dry, so they started IV fluids over night and will probably put the feeding tube back in to give her a minimum number of calories and because she wears herself out eating. She still gets to breastfeed, so that's good.  Once all this is implemented, she will hopefully have some good numbers for her kidney labs. 

Kit's sleepy smile this morning. 

Last night before we left to get some sleep. 

So, it looks like we've made some improvement with Kit's kidneys. Her creatinine levels have gone from 1.8 to 1.6 as of 4:00 this afternoon. We want to be below .7 (I think that's right). So we have a ways to go, but we're moving in the right direction. Yippee!  Going to try to get a decent night sleep, so I miss rounds in the morning, but will update as soon as I can. 


  1. I see more of Dottie without all the stuff on Kit's face. The profile especially could be a tiny Dot lying on your chest.

  2. thanks for continuing to update, and I am so glad you keep having good news to share! I bet you are looking forward to the Kit/Dot blog crossover episode...

  3. Wonderful news! Keep up the good fight, Kit!!