Thursday, January 31, 2008

The last few days

Well, I have spent the last three days coughing up yucky stuff and fighting a fever. I had to work today, but I managed with lots of over the counter medication. But it sure was a long day.
I don't usually mention my patients, but there is one I'd like for you all to keep in your thoughts. He's 22 years old with two small children. He has an auto immune disease that attacked his kidneys. He is now on dialysis and we are hoping that his kidneys will function again. The doctors are going to give him 6 months on dialysis before they decide if he needs a kidney transplant. At this point he will have to quit working. He is glad he will be able to spend more time with his kids. He seems to have a really good attitude, and I just want the best possible outcome for him. That would be that his kidneys start working on their own. If you could all keep him in your thoughts I would really appreciate it. I will probably never see him again, and will never know how he does, but I will always remember him. Thank you.
On to more cheerful news. Eric said he was trying to cut Rowan's hair, since it was getting in his eyes again. Rowan wouldn't let him near him with the scissors. Eric got out the clippers and put a long comb on it and gave him a buzz cut. Apparently, he doesn't mind the clippers at all. Here he is with his new hair cut. Eric says at least he looks like someone cares about him now :)

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