Dad has been in ICU for the whole of the day, they have him on monitors and they have put the lines back in for dialysis. They have started dialysis and this has started to bring the blood levels down. Dad is very upset and angry and really can't see why he is back in there again. Keith has been on the ball and has asked all the questions and has told dad why. We are trying to understand why this is happening and it seems that this problem may be a hang over from a previous operation when the same thing happened. There may have been some kidney damage from that operation.
The trouble with ICU is that its a horrible place to be, lots going on , lots of seriously ill people and its very scary. This time dad is conscious and aware of all that. We just have to hope that this does the trick and he gets stronger. Hopefully his kidneys will start to get better and do the whole job required of them!!
Today I took a trip over to the Halls of Residence where Carl will be staying, we wanted to drop off a few bits, to make the final drop off a little easier. Its a typical student place. There are 'flats' on each floor with 6 individual rooms. There is one large kitchen diner with cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave.
This is the main door to Carl's flat, he looks out the back over a large patch of grass and some allotments.
He is on the ground floor, the room is tiny but adequate, he has borrowed a fridge from our neighbours which you can just see under the table behind the chair. He has been given strict instructions not to store food in the fridge, as its a special 'drinks only' fridge!!!