Good news today! Brandon’s kidney numbers moved in the right direction again. Still not where he needs to be, but this gives us confidence that they will continue to improve. At his last appointment with the nephrologist, she told us that it was possible that he had leveled off and would remain where he was. If that had been the case, she would have done a kidney biopsy at his next appointment the week of July 24. Now the plan is to just do lab work again that week. If he continues to improve, he will have some time off from the nephrologist and follow up with her in a couple of months.
We could tell Brandon seemed to be feeling better, so we had a good feeling that today’s results would be better. We used to wait until bedtime to do the updates because we couldn’t be sure how he would feel from one hour to the next. He still has his episodes of not feeling well, but they are fewer and less frequent. His main issue now is fatigue, and we believe it will just take a while to rebuild his endurance.
We probably won’t post updates as frequently over the next couple of weeks because there’s not as much change from day to day. Feel free to keep checking in with your comments though, as Brandon reads each and every one. And please keep the prayers and positive thoughts coming, as he draws strength from those. We will post if anything new comes up, and we will definitely let everyone know when the next kidney results come in. After that, we head to MD Anderson, and we’re sure to have lots of news to share from there!