Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Guns and Labs

Duke called about my labs. My kidney function is doing better since lowering the Prograf (anti-rejection med), so they were very pleased about that. My hemoglobin is still pretty low, but that's probably due to the fact that I'm not eating that great because of the nausea. They are switching one of my anti-rejection meds to a different brand that's supposed to be easier on the stomach. I've tried it before, and it didn't help the nausea, but that was when I was in kidney failure, so that could have been the reason. My potassium is still low, but a few days of eating a couple of bananas a day will bring that back up.

Balin is running around like he has nothing wrong with him!! We have stopped all the meds, and he is still acting like he is fine. i guess it wasn't as bad as they said it was. It's so hard to keep him from jumping on things, because he's back to his hyper little self.

We finally made it to the gun range today. Casey's allergies were really bothering her yesterday, so we didn't attempt to go spend hours outside at the range. We went after we picked her up from school today. She is very accurate at shooting and really enjoys it. Here are some pics we took today...










Check this out everyone!! It's a friend of mine, who's a fellow CFer/transplant recipient, who just ran her first 1/2 marathon, AND it was only 8 months and 21 days after her double lung transplant! You will be amazed! What an inspiration you are to all of us Sara!


9 comments:

CFlover said...

Yay for the good news!!!

Get to eating yor nannas!!

Heidi said...

What med are they switching you to?? We need to put some weight on you!! Go away nausea, go away!!! Go away nausea, go away!!!

Hey, I could be a cheerleader!

Christy said...

Heidi,
They are switching me to Myfortic 720 BID instead of Cellcept 1000 BID. They did this before, and it didn't help, but I'm hoping since I am not in kidney failure anymore that it will help this time. It's more expensive, but my copay is still the same (my insurance just has to pay more).

Aspiemom said...

Christy, I love those picture you took at the shooting range! Especially that first one where she's plugging her ears. I'm glad she has such a good relationship with Jason - that's neat!

Cara said...

So glad your labs came back good! Hopefully the new meds will help with the nausea too.

Love all of the pics from the range! I've always LOVED to shoot! I have a bunch of pics of me and P at the range....I wonder where those are....

OceanDesert said...

Glad the labs look good and that Balin is feeling better!

We picked up Bey tonight and he seems to be more like himself... Just hope he stays that way! Surgery was rescheduled for next week...

That's so cool that Casey is learning to shoot... How have I gone 31 yrs and only shot a bb gun??

THANK you for the congrats, sweet cysta!!! It was a LOT of work, but worth it!! :)

Carrie said...

Christy..the pictures are great.
I wanted to let you know that I have something for you over on my blog!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for coming by and visiting. Great pics!!!! Great news on your labs, I hope things continue to go well for you!!!!! You have a beautiful fam!

*Tracy* said...

glad your labs came back good! i hope you have a good week! hugs