I'm not much of a texter, so I don't know the official symbols. Jake's initial biopsy results came back, and they aren't particularly encouraging. These bouts of rejection seem to have caused a good amount of scarring, and it seems to indicate that the long-term span for this kidney may only be a few years (or less). We've got a big visit planned to St. Louis in two weeks to meet with Jake's lead transplant nephroligist, so this may be the lead topic of discussion.
Jake's hanging out in the room watching TV. Valerie and Kim Carver stopped by earlier in the afternoon. He's a little grumpy right now, because he's got a blood sugar test in an hour and he's not supposed to eat and sugar or carbs until that's done. Once it's done, he can eat all he wants. I brought him some Cholula-flavored beef jerky, which is much tastier than you'd think it would be. Highly recommended, With all the prednisone he takes, he's a usually a hungry boy. Last night he sent me out at 11pm to McDonalds (at the other side of the hospital complex) for Chicken Nuggets. I did get him a Power Rangers happy meal, because it was a lot cheaper than buying his requested items individually. I don't think he's going to treasure the Power Ranger toy, but who knows?
I don't know if it's a symptom or a side effect, but he's really puffy.
It looks like we'll leave the hospital on Sunday. It's a good thing that Monday is a day off.