Somedays are just SO worth it!!

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.

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)
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8 Responses to Somedays are just SO worth it!!

  1. auntyuta says:

    The remission is wonderful news. Best wishes that it may be long lasting and also best wishes for success in the career your son has chosen. Hopefully from now on he won’t have any major setbacks anymore. It’s wonderful to see that despite all the struggles you remain such a perennial optimist. Yes, praise to God for the remission.

    • Kate Kresse says:

      Thanks! Yes–the remission means the serious impact on his kidneys from the lupus has been brought under control. Hopefully there won’t be serious flare-ups. We are thrilled to have made it this far. As you well know, it is essential to celebrate whatever small victories come your way, right? How is Gaby today?

  2. wordsfallfrommyeyes says:

    I’m sorry I don’t know what a nephrologist is, but you say the day was worth it and I’m sincerely happy for you. Good on you – and all the best to your son.

    • Kate Kresse says:

      Nephrologist is a kidney doc—-his lupus has seriously affected his kidneys. The remission means they have may of the symptoms under control—which is a really really good thing. thanks for the lovely wishes

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