It's been one week since our family started on this scary journey and we just keep telling ourselves how lucky we are to still be sitting here in the waiting room. Every day further from December 11th is a good day.
Speaking of good days, Rob is having one! His breathing has stabilized enough for him to tolerate rotating on his back again, and they were able to place his line for dialysis. His creatinine levels fell even lower last night, but today were up to 8.5. A little online research (which makes me an expert, of course) tells me that a creatinine reading of 10 signals the need for dialysis. Since they now have the ability to do dialysis they feel it's best to go ahead and flush the kidneys now. We haven't been able to go back in a few hours to check on the progress, but hopefully we'll get an update soon when visitation starts at 5.