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Entry Date: 2010-05-03 22:50:00
Subject: Gerardo Update

Gerardo is back to Tegucigalpa this evening for tests and IV meds tomorrow. 

Lourdes went with him on Friday.  She was able to get more out of the doctor and share our concerns and questions.  The dr. believes that Gerardo will have to start dialysis again soon.  His levels that need to be low are very high.  Unbelievably high considering that he is still able to urinate a normal amount.  Typically when a kidney is failing you do not flush out.  He is urinating, but things that should be going out are not leaving.  Three times a week he is taking IV meds for blood pressure, heart, and anti inflammatories.   His body is inflamed.  He should be in the hospital, but there is currently no room.   The dr. talked about another transplant, but she also talked about the fact that a transplant might not be the solution.   The body is rejecting the kidney, but the kidney is also deteriorating like his prior kidney.     They are going to switch him to a different anti-rejection med. 

Suffice it to say, God is our only hope.  It seems the drs. here are at the end of what they can do, other than starting dialysis again.   

Thank you for joining with us in prayer for Gerardo.  We believe he is in God\'s hands.    We pray for the complete restoration of his body. 


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