Thursday, December 22, 2011

And the number is...

After harassing the transplant co-ordinator for the last 24 hours to get Murray's kidney function results from Tuesday I finally have the numbers!

His GFR is 126 (that's good by the way).  Mine was 111, Ashlea's is barely 8.  As I understand it, your GFR is a measure of your kidney function.  You are considered to have healthy kidneys if your GFR is over 90 and you have no protein in your urine.

So, he has healthy kidney function.  Also his kidneys looked normal on the scan and they share the load quite evenly (the right does 52% of the work and the left 48%).

I know we can't jump the gun and it is still up to the kidney specialist to make the final decision, but at least he is in with a chance.

Now after news like that I'm finally starting to get into the Christmas spirit!

7 comments:

Missy said...

Fantastic news...have everything crossed xxx

Sarah said...

Awesome news in time for Christmas x

Susan, Mum to Molly said...

Yay for being *that* mother who harasses people until you get what you need!

And wonderful news - who says you need cheesy carols and some guy dressed in a red suit to feel the Christmas spirit!?

Well done team Ashlea - bring on a 2012 transplant date I say (with enough notice for another stint at Bear Cottage please!).

Merry Merry Christmas to the five of you,

Susan xx

PS: thanks for your fabulous Xmas letter, hope you got my FB reply...

Lacey said...

Merry Christmas! I love great news! Keeping everything crossed it continues!

Deb L said...

Yay! Excellent news. And did he faint in the end?

Anna said...

Fantastic news!!!

Rosalie said...

Awesome news !!!