The Atypical HUS Foundation

It's been a while!
Jack has been doing great - just finished his freshman year of college, is working part time, and best of all, back to playing b-ball with his friends:)

One glitch... His labs have shown increased levels of renin and aldosterone and he has new onset proteinuria. So, his doctor has decided that his native kidneys need to be removed. We kind of knew this was coming. Next week, Jack is scheduled for laparoscopic bilateral native nephrectomies. He'll be inpatient for 2-3 nights after surgery, likely in the PICU, since his blood pressure will really need to be monitored closely. On the plus side, he should be able to get off a number of current meds - hbp and potassium supplements for starters.

Your prayers next week would be most appreciated - I'll update once Jack is back home safe and sound:).

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Comment by Cheryl Biermann on May 30, 2012 at 6:09pm

Yay!  Don't you love only one med!  Gooooo, Jack!

Comment by Linda Burke on May 28, 2012 at 11:47pm

Good news - boring is a good thing for aHUS patients!!  Here's to Jack's speedy recovery and continued positive news...

Comment by Dana M Simone on May 28, 2012 at 8:29pm
Thank you.... Jack is recuperating just fine...was in the hospital for 4 days and is already bored at home - anxious to get back to work. Really good news is that he has gone from three blood pressure meds down to one and stopped potassium supplements:)
Comment by lisa ann peterson on May 26, 2012 at 10:04am
Praying for jack and your family
Comment by Linda Burke on May 8, 2012 at 9:32pm

Your family will be in our thoughts next week - wishing Jack all the best for a smooth surgery event and a speedy recovery! 

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