Second, I'd like to think that it is helping. I called home last night and they said my dad's kidneys are doing a lot better and functioning. The doctors are talking about maybe putting in some tubing to help the parts that are swollen, but if his kidneys keep getting better they may not have to do that. Both my mom and my sister said he's comfortable and doing a lot better. He's still in the hospital obviously, bu ounds like they expect him to get through without too many complications.
Thanks again to everyone thinking about/praying for my dad. i know lots of my friends are going through tough times, but i hope the kindness you've all shown my family comes back to help you out.