Monday, February 11, 2008
One of the posts wanted me to expand on the kideney problem. This is the way I understand it. The heart sends signals to the kidneys to regulate the amount of water a preson retains in their body. Because of Utahs congestive heart codition his kidneys get a signal they need to retain more water than what is normal. The extra water settles in the legs and lungs. As a result there is more pressure on the heart and that pressure intensifies his heart codition. That problem is what promted the trip to San Francisco. His kidneys have always worked well with the exception of the last two days when his body was having trouble ajusting to the change in medications that is necessary to figure out what medication and what doses he will be on when he returns home. His kidneys will be fine it's just past of the fine tunnig process.