Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still in Hospital

Just a quick update:

Greg is still in the hospital.  The diuretics don't seem to be working well, in fact they've only been able to get 1/2 lb off of him since Monday.  They're also having some difficulty finding an anti-arrhythmic that will work for him.  The one that they initially tried seemed to be having a negative effect on their ability to get fluid off of him.  Tomorrow they will start another drug, one that is very commonly used post-transplant.  This one has very bad side effects when used long-term.  The hope is that they will be able to take him off of it before the side effects begin to cause problems.  He will be very closely monitored while on this medication.  At this point it looks like Greg will be in the hospital until Friday at the earliest.  We're hoping and praying that he'll be able to come home soon, but the doctors really want to try to get the fluid under control or at the very least figure out why it isn't responding and what the next steps are.  Please pray for good sleep for both of us.  Its been a difficult week.


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