Ryan returned to Dallas today and we left Tyrion in the hands of the team at U Penn.
Today Tyrion had 8 hours of dialysis and tolerated it very well. Another really good day for him. They were able to get his renal values down by 50% again today, which bodes well for him. We are praying that he starts looking better tomorrow. So far, he hasn't really perked up at all.
He has developed some sores in his mouth and GI tract (stomach and likely intestinal tract) that were being treated, but probably still made him feel pretty rough. These were almost certainly caused by his high renal values.
Tyrion remains in the ICU, but we are hoping that after he gets his red blood cell levels up he can be weaned off the oxygen and be placed on a medical floor.
We also learned that all of the test that Tyrion needs to have done to clear him for transplant have been completed. Now, we wait for results. We've already learned he's passed one, some of thehttp://jojocouture-southernfriedsoul.blogspot.com/2015/05/saving-tyrion-lannister-monday.html?m=1m can take up to a week. Sunny day scenario: T goes for a transplant the week of Memorial Day, BUT as we have already found out, a lot can happen between now and then.
Tomorrow will be a rest day for little kitty. I think he deserves it!
The main resident, Dr. Cleroux (spelled correctly here) on Tyrion's case was kind enough to send us a picture of him while he did dialysis today. Like I've mentioned before, these vets are just amazing. One example: since Tyrion's catheter is in such an unusual spot, Dr. Cleroux and Dr. Foster (one of the department heads) have taken it upon themselves to be the ONLY two people that can handle the site or the dressing around it. Last night in the middle of the night, after being at the hospital all day, Tyrion's dressing became soiled. Dr. Cleroux got up, came into the hospital and changed the dressing herself in order to prevent any infection in the site. I've said it once and I'll say it again, I cannot even comprehend the dedication that these veterinarians have to seeing their patients through to health.
I'll leave you with the picture we were sent today. If you look closely, past all of the machines and tubes and blankets, you'll see Tyrion all tucked in, warm and cozy. What I wouldn't give to cuddle that little kitty right now.
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