Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rejection over!

We just found out that Greg's biopsy was a 1, which means that he's not rejecting anymore!  The lab technician even took the time to write on the report that he looks "soo much better than last time"!   Woohoo!!  We are so thrilled and thankful! 

He'll be on an increased dose of diuretics to help control his blood pressure and reduce some of the fluid he has on him right now, and then he'll be going back in 6 weeks for another biopsy.  Since the last round of steroids worked he won't need to be on any long-term dose of steroids and they don't have to change his treatment plan.

Thank you for your prayers!  And thank God for healing his heart!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good news

We haven't heard from the transplant coordinator this week, so we're assuming that what she said is true: no news is good news.  Which probably means that the rest of the blood tests came back with normal results, and that the scare over Greg's liver was caused by the steroids he was given and not some sort of liver damage or failure.  We are VERY glad about this and so thankful to all of you who have been praying that his liver would be fine. 

He's been feeling a little better and stronger each day since Saturday.  We've done some walking outside and he's needed to stop less often for breaks, so his stamina is improving!  Hopefully this is a good sign that he's not still having rejection and that the swelling of his heart from the rejection is going away.  He has another biopsy on Monday, so by some time on Tuesday we should have the results.  I'll let you know what we find out.

Thank you for your prayers!