4/5/07 7:40pm- I spoke with Meredith (Grams nurse) and she says the tests on Grams kidneys show decreased function of the kidneys. At this point they are just treating it with IV fluids. There is not yet a plan to treat the clot in her leg. Tomorrow morning after the medical team makes their rounds Dr. Sutcliff (Grams Dr.) is going to call me and let me know the new course of action for Gram and any new tests/results they have. At this point the swelling/redness in her leg is the same. She is alert and communicating with her medical team.
4/6/07 10:15am- Today Grandma has a nurse named Missy. She told me the Dr.s have already been through this am and have ordered some more tests. She is going to have a vascular consult. (Hopefully today) The most recent opinion on her kidneys is that her kidney function was decreased because of dehydration. She has developed a bladder infection that is being treated with antibiotics. She is getting short of breath easily. Just eating a few bites of food wipes her out. I will call back this afternoon to get another update.