fuck yes

Yesterday my dad had an appointment with his kidney specialist to talk about the need to continue dialysis. Basically my dad’s been off dialysis for a month so they can measure how his kidney’s holding up by itself.

30%, mofos!

Of course, that’s not ideal, but its way above the 15% cutoff-point for not needing dialysis. So the kidney pretty much regenerated itself the past couple of months, and my dad’s king of the fucking lizards (this is a good thing). Now he just has to watch his diet and lifestyle, as well as the occasional checkup and follow-up with the specialist.

They also finally took out the catheter he’s had stuck in his chest for over a month, which means he can finally take a shower without having to tape up his right chest for waterproofing.

Regarding the aneurysm at his artery, it’s pretty much collapsed at the arch near his heart, but shifted down to the lower artery just above his kidney. His kidney’s actually being supplied blood by the swollen lumen, so the doctor’s just going to let that pass for now. It looks to be in no danger of bursting within the next 10 years, so for all intents and purposes, my dad’s beaten the odds.

Thanks again to everyone who’s been asking after him. Fuck yes.


6 Responses to “fuck yes”

  1. 1 disko August 17, 2006 at 21:27

    Long Live King Lizard!

  2. 2 vk August 18, 2006 at 0:13

    Great! Your dad’s story just makes me wonder if the SG doctors are anywhere near the standards of the doctors in healing hands 2…of course, reality and drama are two different shits entirely.

  3. 3 nine inch male August 18, 2006 at 10:54

    That’s really really good news!

  4. 4 pagit August 19, 2006 at 2:44


  5. 6 Lounge Lizard August 20, 2006 at 11:40

    This calls for a celebration!!! We is needs beer!!!

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