Today my son had a follow-up appointment with his nephrologist. He had had his usual labs done and today was a follow-up appointment. We have dealing with his lupus nephritis all year. It has, at times been a scary and intense year. He missed his college graduation ceremony in April because he was in the ICU—with an infection so severe that he was in sepsis. Many people prayed and prayed and have been praying all year.
As a result of the hospitalization we found a new and fantastic nephrologist. My son has an outstanding team of doctors that have been very devoted and proactive. But just the same, it has been quite challenging to have m son going through all this.
Today the nephrologist began to reduce some of his medications—and he said he has entered the remission stage. Lupus nephritis is a chronic incurable condition. There will be flare ups and set backs. But this is the first time we have moved from the intense treatment phase to the remission phase.
So thanks be to God and thanks to those who have been praying. Please continue to pray—but praise to God for the remission.