The night before last Jameson was given albumin to help pull fluid out of his tissue spaces into his vascular space. His kidney perfusion likely improved and he started to pee well for the first time in a long time. He jumped to over 90ml an hour (he had been in the 20s for a long while). His kidney function as indicated by his labs (creatine from 1.7 to 1.4 and BUN in the 50s to upper 40s yesterday) showed improvement. Yesterday seemed like a poke in the right direction, a reluctant promise, but today.... Creatinine 0.9 and BUN in low 40s...J's kicking some serious can!! The previous couple days he's been moving basically 0 ml of air on his ventilator- nearly complete atelectasis of both lungs. Tonight he's been steadily moving over 20ml and his chest film shows his airways are opening up...promise, hope, GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!! He must be a son of a gun (ask Dr. Jain), as this boy's strength certainly eclipses mine by any measure! God willing, he'll keep marching!
Cheers - the first of many,