Dr. Padavanija repeated my Chem Panel on 7 Sept 2012...and my creatinine was even HIGHER at 1.26 (norms 0.52-1.04) and my BUN was HIGH at 20 (norms 7-17). --- GOOD GOOD for me! However, the ratio between BUN/Creatinine was okay and my GFR was okay at 46. Dr. Padavanija and I wondered if I was dehydrated at the time of the blood draw.
So, on 11 Sept 2012, I tried to arrive at the blood draw hydrated when a repeat Chem Panel revealed not much improvement in my creatinine at 1.23 (norms 0.52-1.04), BUN 26 (norms 7-17) and the BUN/Creatinine Ratio slightly elevated at 21 (norms 10-20). My GFR still okay at 47.
So, perhaps my new chemo pill, Zolinza (vorinostat) which I started on 4 Sept 2012, is having a negative effect on my kidneys, but doesn't explain the slightly high creatinine on 4 Sept 2012 because my blood was drawn prior to my 1st dose of Zolinza (vorinostat). I have taken 9 days of the 14 day course of Zolinza (vorinostat) so far.