I wrote an answer, but it didn't go anywhere :). He is at 18% now, and creatinine is under 4. We have never gotten along well so as he begins to feel better, he seems to have the strength to enjoy upsetting me more. Jekyll and Hyde routine. I don't do really well with the challenges..tend to isolate, coz don't like to be judged for telling the story of how it really can be. I do have a friend or two that I share with. I am in a Bible study, Sunday School class and choir.. good church folks, but not too many I will really share with. Even my best friend..feel like she is avoiding some of the conversation I need to spill. She told me that she thought I would be handling this better, as a Christian. She is prob. trying to avoid making such a HUGE error again. It may help to spill to you. We need a lot of work done on the house, and I will have to fight with him, because he doesn't want anyone messing with his stuff ( garage..measurement, house needs to be jacked up). His potassium was low, but they are just going to give him a supplement for 3 days and then have me increase it in his diet.