I've been thinking about sports a lot lately. My apologies in advance.
Giffy turned in a career-high protein-creatinine urine ratio this week, scoring a 3.40. This impressive personal best topped her previous high of 2.91 in March 2013 and is huge jump from 1.68 in October 2013.
The normal range for this test is 0.01-0.18, so Giffy is losing the battle with proteinuria -- excess serum proteins found in the urine. The stat sheet tells the story:
Insurance hasn't ruled on the Rituximab treatment yet, so Giffy's kidneys continue to spill protein at an alarming rate. When interviewed after her test results came in, she said:
"You know, I'm just happy to be here and I hope I can help the ballclub. I just want to give it my best shot and good Lord willing, things'll work out. Gotta play 'em one day at a time."
Or something like that.