8-2-12/Better News

I started steroid treatments today – I am in rejection and I do have BK Virus in my kidney.


However, it is a best of the worst case scenario right now.


First, they believe my creatinine is high because of inflammation in the kidney – not necessarily, or even likely, permanent damage. Therefore, it  might be reversible and at this point, are optimistic that it is.


Secondly, the BK is in the kidney but has done no visible damage yet.


That’s the good news. The bad news is that it’s still a balancing act from here on out. Keep me from going back into rejection, but treat the BK Virus.


Initially, with the course of steroids I will be on in the short-term, the virus may get stronger. However, rejection will likely be less likely after we knock this bought out.


I will write more when I know more.


In the meantime I have to be on the look out for agitation and watch my sugar intake because of the steroids.

7 Responses to “8-2-12/Better News”
  1. lillianhr says:

    I have been on steroids for a rejection and the outcome was good.

  2. Sam says:

    Hi David,

    I am sorry to read the latest developments and I hope that your mum is bearing up too. I am pleased to see thst there are peopele who have been in your situation and the outcome has been positive. Thinking of you.


  3. Teepee12 says:

    Glad that the news is a little less dire than it was this morning. Hang on in there! Sometimes you win. Garry sends his best too.

  4. Gini says:

    HI David, Paul and I have not forgotten you….we have been traveling and Paul’s sister came to town for the first time in 6 years. Paul’s nephew had his first flight and experience of something “fun.” This is a kid who has seen some “bad” stuff.

    David, I am a person who believes in hope…and I have seen people go through rough stuff and come out of it…just took time…..One step at a time. Give our best to Maria!

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