Hi there, Christine, Dawn, Jjlinden, cmcginily, Phillen, Warren and you all , such a great help and education to read your comments. Yesterday back to see the nephrologist for blood and scan results. First of all the scan was normal apart from a mark on one kidney which he thinks a mole or cyst but because it was noted he plans to speak to a surgeon friend. Maybe need another ultrasound in a few months. The blood test showed a slight increase from 27 to 28. He had made a graph going back to 2012 showing at times high creatine levels and low kidney function followed by a recovery, then the same thing happening and a recovery again. With the hospital and GP records and my habit of a lifetime keeping a diary we were able to work out the CKD is poor whenever there is infection, i.e. a chest infection, gout, septic elbow, tooth abcess . The nephrologist Dr.D. was confident that dealing with infection or inflammation with anti-biotics quickly could be very helpful. Also Christine you mentioned the allopurinol and as my husbands gout has settled has put him back on 100mg daily, increasing to 200mg and then 300g but only under his supervision. On Wednesday to our G.P. surgery for a whole list of blood tests, 18 in all and the following week Friday 18th September see him again. We had planned a holiday in Europe meeting up with friends which is due to begin 22nd September and I asked if I should cancel. Not at all was his answer just don't overstretch your body as that puts a strain on the kidneys.... However will see him again a few days before we leave, fingers crossed. Thank-you everyone you are such positive, caring folk, do hope you all keep well. Love Belle.