Tuesday, April 01, 2008


has now been transferred in to intensive care. He's had 2 lots of dialysis, one yesterday and one today but his body reacted very badly to today's and he had to be taken off it early. His liver is only working at about 10% efficiency and the Drs still can't figure out why any of this is happening. They're now looking into whether it's his heart that somehow is pushing infection in to the blood and then around his body.

At home I've had the day from hell with Jess and her poorly tummy which I really need to be cleared up before Thursday. She has her appointment at the local hospital for the consultants to check out what's causing her yellow skin. The GP wasn't sure what's causing it so it has to be checked out. Hopefully it won't be anything serious, I can't cope with much more crap at the moment!


Marja said...

Just catching up with your blog. I'm so sorry about all you're going through right now. Re your Dad: I remember with Noemie her liver function was a bit off due to her heart and once her heart was sorted, her liver was totally normal again.

Poor Jess :( And poor you having to watch her feel unwell. Noemie had prolonged jaundice but they thought it was mainly breastmilk jaundice. Can't remember if they ruled that out already in Jess' case. In any case I hope the consultants can give you answers on both your Dad and Jess.


Anonymous said...

sending you much love Jo xx

Maria said...

Oh Jo, I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I hope that they manage to get to the root of the problem.

As if you've not got enough on your plate. Keeping everything crossed for Jess xxx

Toni said...

HOW FRUSTRATING!!!!!!! For your dad, for you ... and with Jess not feeling well, either. I want to come over and play nanny (to YOU, JO!!) Have you been able to actually see your Dad, yet? That might help -- or not -- I don't know.