I TY + praise You that the creatinine from Monday was 1.18. I pray that whatever caused the elevation-perhaps the excess blood + fluid in the abdomen putting pressure on the kidney-will resolve quickly + completely. The incision is finally not leaking so much, but there is still fluid under the skin that is irritating the incision line + making it red. The docs added another antibiotic to prevent soft tissue infection. TY that so far infection does not seem to be an issue, but I am at high risk for it + pray for Your cont'd protection.
In spite of this good news I find myself worrying about every little thing related to the kidney. Having gone through renal failure twice, I suppose it is natural. However, I am still not trusting You enough + I pray for Your help in this regard. The enemy keeps trying to steal my joy over Your miraculous intervention. May I not let him.
May the kidney stabilize + may all future blood work be good. Give the docs wisdom to monitor each symptom + lab value carefully + accurately + may all treatments be in my best interest.
I also pray that You will supply funding thru grants for an antiviral drug that I need to take d/t the donor kidney being CMV positive. The first kidney was CMV pos. as well, + You protected me from contracting the virus then. It's harder to get coverage for this drug now, almost 10 years later, + the price is so ridiculous it is almost laughable: over $7000/month. Even the copay is 33% of that. TY that there are programs that are available to help. May I be approved for them.
I cont. to pray for the health of this kidney transplant + its functioning. May it last the rest of my life + may I do everything necessary to take the best possible care of it + myself.
I cont. pray for protection from infection, failure + rejection for the rest of my life, which is how long I pray this kidney will last.
TY for providing such good help for me during the postop period. I am grateful I can drive again bc I hate to ask for help.
May B remain mentally stable + physically well. Help her w her diabetes + schizophrenia. May she be able to lose 60 lbs. Help her control her blood sugar. May her broken toe heal quickly.
May Mom remember how to use a straw so she will not get dehydrated.
In Your precious name, amen.