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A mama blogs the journey to transplant and beyond...

Friday, January 09, 2009

Biopsy Day

We are currently at the hospital where everything is going smoothly. We checked in last night at about 9 pm after driving down from Reno. Our nurse was great and they were able to place an IV quickly. Joaquin didn't cry or get upset in the least. He is currently is in great spirits.

The biopsy is scheduled for 3:30 pm, which will mean another overnight stay since he needs to be monitored for 8 hours following the procedure. It will take about 1/2 hour to prepare for the procedure - making sure he is sound "asleep" and doign an ultrasound for precise location of where the needles will be placed. The actual biopsy - where they take a piece of the kidney - will only take about five minutes.

We should get preliminary results tomorrow (Sat.) and will get the whole picture by Tuesday or Wednesday. Depending on the preliminary results we will either go home tomorrow or Tuesday or Wednesday. Not sure yet, the results of the biospy will dictate that. The course of treatment will also be determined by the biopsy results as well.

Please keep us in your thoughts today. We could use a lot of strength and good, healthy kidney vibes. Thank you.


Blogger Holden Utah's Mama said...

I'm thinking about your family!!! Sending LOTS of love ♥ ♥ ♥

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Praying so hard...

Love you all~
aka Jill

9:56 PM  

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