On Saturday, Jack’s nephralogist (kidney doctor) told Jack, “If the numbers improve in 24 hours, then we can start talking about getting you out of here.” The ‘numbers’ he refered to was a blood creatinine level, which is normally 1 and Jack’s had exceeded 7. On Saturday, the creatinine measure was continuing it’s downward trend.
The doctor made good on his promise. Jack’s creatinine measure was lower today, and all the specialists agreed he coiuld be discharged. So Jack didn’t dilly-dally signing papers to get back home.
This is great news for everyone, but Jack wants you to know he’s not out of the woods yet. The six specialists never agreed about what put him in the hospital in the first place. That’s a mystery that needs to be solved. Jack’s not back at his full strength, yet, and experiences a little dizziness when he moves around, but we’re he’ll get stronger as he eats and exercises at home with family. The oncologists say the thymoma is not a critical issue at this time, but it needs to come out. We are seeking another opinion on this, hopefully through the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, but that is in the hands of the oncologist and feels out of our control.
We will continue to update with news when we receive it. Keep Jack in your thoughts. And don’t send flowers.