Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Gary update
    avatar
    mindyj1971 posted:
    Gary just called....they are going to keep him another night (and probably most of the day tomorrow) for more fluids. His blood pressure was really low last night and they were a little concerned. His nephrologist and his urologist are now trying to figure out what to do with his kidney stones. The nephrologist does not want to do the lithotripsy (where they break up the stones into smaller pieces so he can pass them) because of the potential damage it could do to his kidneys. The urologist doesn't want him to pass them because they could tear his urethra coming out. (I think he told me that he has 2 stones measuring 0.6 mm and 0.7 mm) Surgery may be the only way to get them "safely" with his frail kidney condition. The two specialists are going to consult and try to come up with an answer for him. He is supposed to follow-up with them in a couple of weeks to see what the next step is.

    I've given him all of your well wishes and told him that we are all thinking of him. I asked him to keep us posted. If he gets out tomorrow I am sure he will be on-line to update us.

    Hugs to all!
    Mindy
    Reply
     
    avatar
    AzJohnny responded:
    Thanks again Mindy. I hope the docs come to the right decision for him.


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    I don't know where to start ,I am so frustrated and confused.2yrs ago i was told by my Gi that i had corhns colitis.started me on pantsa,also a c...More

    Helpful Tips

    Pamper your Bum... As often as Possible
    Most of you have heard this, but for you Newbies.. Trust me on this tip. Pamper your Bum, to keep your bum from getting raw and sore use ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    39 of 47 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.