Tua had another round of tests yesterday and then met with the nephrologist, and the new meds are working! Which means they've at least temporarily halted the kidney decline, which means no need for an immediate kidney transplant (or even worse, dialysis!). The doctor's 99% sure Tua will need at least one new kidney at some point (transplanted kidneys only last about 30 years, a scary-ass fact I recently learned), but he's also pretty confident that new medications and techniques might make future transplants last longer.
Still, don't forget to register online as an organ donor
. :) It's much more effective than the "organ donor" symbol on your driver's license.
Today is also Bisextile, or Leap Day, the day I proposed to Tua. So while we were engaged 8 years ago, it's only the second anniversary of our engagement, or, as Tua calls it, "announcing our candidacy." (Somehow along the line we adopted campaign lingo for our marriage - we were, after all, married in an election year. Which means every presidential campaign cycle we get to shout "Four more years!")
And tomorrow is the feast day of St. David, the patron saint of Wales. We will make leek-and-potato soup.