July 27th udpate

10:00 a.m. Bennett’s methotrexate level went up to .79 from this morning blood test.  They have given him furosemide again (water pill) so his urine output is greater than the amount of fluids he is taken in.  Yesterday his body was retaining the fluids. This should help the methotrexate level to go down too.  He has been trying to sleep this morning. No breakfast. Next level will be checked around 4:15. We both are a little more relaxed this time around, last time we had no idea what to expect. There is still the chance of him having severe side effects so we appreciate your prayers!

6:45 p.m. Bennett’s methotrexate level is .78. It is not going down as much as they would like. His creatinine level which has to do with your kidney’s is going up. It was .8 and the last two tests have show 1.0 and 1.1. They check this the same time as the methotrexate level.  They are going to do another test in 6 hours instead of waiting until 12 hours. It’s very important that both of these levels go down. Please say a special prayer regarding these levels.

Bennett also has been running a low temp, The last few hours it has been at 100. He just threw up about 30 minutes ago. He didn’t have much to throw up since he hasn’t ate or drank in 2 1/2 days. I asked the Dr. to look in Bennett’s mouth as he has been complaining that it feels funny. She indicated that it was red.  He has been watching TV some. Good Luck to Hamilton and his team tonight in the DuQuoin tourney! Wished we could be there Hambone! 

“Those who love me, I will deliver; I will protect those who know my name. When they call to me, I will answer them; I will be with them in trouble, I will rescue them and honor them. With long life I will satisfy them, and show them my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14-16)

Posted by Cindy on July 27th, 2007 in Updates | Comments Off on July 27th udpate

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