"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~Randy Pausch

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Home...Again...For Now

They let me leave! Hooray! Under one condition. I had to make sure that the nephrologist and the lung doctor talk today about my procedure. As far as I can tell, the results weren't very conclusive. My white blood count was high which is normal when you've been on steroids. It also could mean an infection or inflammation. I'm leaning toward it being inflammation since women tend to have autoimmune flares after pregnancy. I don't think the doctors know enough about Sjogren's Syndrome to know what a flare is like.

When I left the day didn't get easier. We saw Anna for about a half hour, ran to Big Boy for dinner, got Alli home to change into soccer clothes and then headed to practice. We dropped off a prescription and then decided to get some "back to school" milkshakes which took an eternity. After picking up the meds we headed home to pack lunches, make sure all of Alli's school supplies were ready to go and get her in the shower. After finally settling her down and getting her uniform ready for today we headed to bed. I don't feel like I settled down much until Alli was at school and I was back home. She was so excited to start Kindergarten.

I saw Anna for about a half hour today. She's looking good...and they got her dressed for the first time! Her outfit is GIANT, but she looks so cute. I'm in dialysis now and will remain on today for 4 1/2 hours. The nephrologist is going to make an appointment for me to have my fistula fixed up and we'll start using that some time next week.

Now, it's time to rest. I have bills to pay and calls to make and then my eyes will be closed until 5:00.


  1. Hooray!!! I am so glad you got to see Alli off to school for her 1st day of kindergarten!! You sure do cram a lot into a day, though!! Slow down! I'll have to put a fire under Martha and Kevin. I left a little something for Anna with them to bring over. If they don't hurry, she will grow out of it! May God Conintue to fill you with healing and happiness!

  2. Bonnie: We should see them on Sunday, and Anna's not growing that fast! The only outfit she's worn so far is GIANT! I can't wait to be able to bring her home and get some really good pictures and have you visit.