Regardless, there's no pool until his infection is cleared up for sure andsince we're nearing the end of Summer, thankfully it's not a big dealanyway. But it's just another reason ina very long line of reasons why Stephen needs this transplant ASAP!!! We've got to get rid of this dialysis. He's just bound to get more infections, andevery time, it's a big setback. And theolder he gets, the more normal things need to get for him. He's really so aware right now of everythingthat's going on and hates me having to change his dressings three times a day. Ieven caught him pulling up his shirt the other day to look at his tubes. And thetape is really starting to take a toll on his skin, as are these antibiotics!
We had labs yesterday and have dialysis clinic tomorrowmorning (our monthly 2 hour appointment), so I'm sure they are some changescoming with his calories/feeds/meds. Buthopefully they're all good changes and no bad ones!! Fingers crossed!!
And Bill and I scheduled our appointments today with theteam at the University of Pennsylvania to do our testing for the paired kidneyexchange. We both go up next Thursday(late Wednesday night to be there first thing Thursday morning) for a batteryof tests and then hopefully one of us will match for another person. We still have no other news on the transplantfront, but are still hopeful that something will come up in the next fewmonths.