Hey this is Joe. First I would like to thank everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers over the last few weeks! It has truly been overwhelming and really appreciated. Today was a good day for several reasons. First it's Chelly's birthday, second my creatinine today was 1.9 (the first time I have been under 2 so far) and the goal is to be 1.5 or less and third, I felt good today--no side effects today. The current plan is for 2 more thyroglobulin doses and hopefully going home on Saturday. Today one of the transplant nephrologist came by and talked to Jill and I for about 40 minutes and answered our questions and explained what to expect going forward. I would also like to thank our kids for all their mental and physical support while Chelly and I were in the hospital and then home and back in the hospital again. They have been totally awesome!! It is calming,exciting, and almost to realize that your children have completely matured and are now adults and no longer kids. Once again thank you all for all of you positive thoughts and prayers. God is Good!