Greg had a biopsy last week and the results showed that he still has not had any rejection of his new heart!!! We are completely blown away by this. The doctors and nurses told us over and over again that we should expect rejection because everyone has it at some point, especially during the first year. And now we are 1 month away from Greg's 1 year anniversary of his new heart and he still has not had any rejection! God is so good!
Next month he will have many different tests done - x-rays, echocardiograms, another biopsy, etc. so that the doctors can have a more in depth understanding of how his heart is doing after 1 whole year. And I am so pleased to say that we have no reason to believe that they will turn up anything that is not going well!
If everything checks out well next month, Greg won't have to have a biopsy for 3 months! They'll continue stretch out the length of time between biopsies and eventually he'll just get them once per year.
Thank you to everyone who has been praying that Greg would be protected from getting sick now that it's flu season. Although I've been dealing with lots of congestion and such off and on, God has clearly been protecting Greg because he hasn't had anything worse than an occasional sore throat!