I talked with Michele a little bit ago. They are on their way home from the hospital and then heading to bed. They are exhausted!
Here's this evening's status in bullet form:
~ 2nd dialysis has lowered his toxicity level to below a 1 which is good. It was 3.8 - almost deadly. They are praying they don't climb back up, which they can do because lithium is stored and released from fat cells and brain cells.
~ They had to remove the dialysis port in his groin because it was still bleeding, heavily at times. Hopefully they won't have to do dialysis again. He has a rather large hole in his groin because of this. Pray he stays infection free! (MRSA loves this type of wound.)
~ The ultrasound of his kidneys and abdomen show he has kidney stones, that's why he has blood in his urine and so much pain in the kidneys.
~ He is still having seizures/convulsions.
~ He's still in a great deal of pain, but they are limiting his pain meds because out of concern for the toxicity levels. He has some meds, just minimal.
~ He is unable to stand due to the bleeding in his groin. Please pray for no blood clots.
~ They are treating the rattling in his chest effectively.
~ He still has a catheter in - ouch!
His dad is staying with him in the hospital tonight and everyone else is going home to get some sleep.
I ask that you all continue to pray for his complete healing and no lasting side effects.
Thank you for your prayers.