Miss Ashlea is doing well today. Her creatinine is 26 but her tac level is up to 19 (it should be between 5 and 8 I think - it was 11.3 yesterday). Please pray as we continue to juggle her medications and the potential for tacrolimus toxicity. I don't know how much detail to give you as I don't want to gross you all out, but the cold hard fact is that she has had diarrhoea since the transplant due to one of the other immune suppressants - so if you want to pray for all the gory details please pray that that improves as it is also contributing to the high tacrolimus levels. And to a very sore bot :(
Murray's creatinine is 553 and his urea 25 which is a slight improvement. We're hoping his kidney has turned the corner and that his levels will now start to come down.
Ashlea is starting to develop chipmunk cheeks from the steroids she is on - for those who have had kids on steroids you will recognise the cheeks. Before the transplant I was worried about how the steroids would effect her - especially physically. It's not a big deal that she has chipmunk cheeks because it means she has her new kidney and the steroids are helping to protect it, but there is a little part of me that is reminded that it is yet another point of difference between her and Audrey (this is probably only something ID twin mums can relate to!).