Terry Miller

First post: Feb 14, 2022 Latest post: Feb 19, 2022
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January 29th, dad started having severe back pain and asked to go to the hospital.  He had also tested positive for COVID but he had minor symptoms and was riding it out at home. 
After being treated for his back pain and COVID, he was set to discharge to a rehab facility for physical and occupational therapy. 
While waiting for a bed, his labs for his liver came back abnormal, so they held off on discharge. Out of nowhere his labs looked better and they couldnt explain why. They chalked it up to a reaction from COVID. We started discharge planning again. 
In the middle of planning discharge, his labs for both liver and kidney started coming back abnormal and have been getting increasingly worse. 
They are treating him with differential dx, aggressively and watching closely. 
The problem they are most concerned with is the lack of blood flow to the kidney. He does not meet the criteria to start dialysis yet
His Mercy doctor reached out to his liver specialist at Barnes and she belives it could be muli organ inflamitory syndrome due to COVID. Her reasoning is since he had his TIPS procedure, his liver function has been good, even when he wasnt compliant with his medications. They are looking at all angles and possible treatments(differential dx). This could start getting better, it could progress to a fatal prognosis, it could lead to a liver transplant.  We dont know at this point. 
The doctors have decided to send him to Barnes where his liver specialist is. We are waiting on a bed to open up for the transfer. 

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