Sheriff Sarah

Sheriff Sarah

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Operation: Thursday Biopsy you can tell I'm tired of boring blog titles. Time to spice it up a little.

I'd prefer nothing be spiced up when it comes to hospital visits but we just try to roll with the punches. Having officially "struck out" on waiting three months for our next clinic visit (this is our third try and third failure to make it that far), Sarah is set up for another liver biopsy Thursday morning.

The festivities get under way with labs prior to 730, an ultrasound right after and then her biopsy about 915-930. Her AST level is over 300 which has caused some concern. The EBV level came back at 4500. The transplant team is a bit confused about this increase since she is on the minimum dosage of .5mg twice per day. Her immune system should be awake enough to do a better job of fighting it off. The only time she's been on a lower dosage is when we had the adventure during her last rejection adventure.

We appreciate your continued prayers. We're covered for childcare which is a major blessing. Just hoping the hospital stay is one night.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    last month I had the same issue with my son. He´s been with EBV since march 2010, last month AST was 453, had a biopsy and found out it was CMV. So now he´s fighting EBV and CMV. But at least, no rejection...

    take care.

    Alice (Martim´s mum)