Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Mayo Revisited

My weekly blood tests are showing an increase in my liver enzyme levels.  That is indicative of possible rejection, so I have to go back to Mayo for a liver biopsy and further testing.  Although this is a bit of a setback, it is pretty common.  If it is rejection, it is dealt with by some steroid injections.  Sometimes it just takes a while to calm the immune system down so that it doesn't attack the new liver. 

It could also be attributed to other causes unrelated to rejection, and that is what the biopsy will reveal .  So it looks like we will be back on the blog again much sooner than anticipated.  I knew about a week ago that this was a possibility, so we have had some time to mentally prepare for this.  It was sure great to be home and to see friends again.  Hopefully this shouldn't take more than about a week, and then we will be back home again.  Rick


  1. I am glad to hear that this is somewhat expected. I am sorry you are headed back so soon, but glad you had time to get mentally prepared. We look forward to getting to Eugene to see you. You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Love and blessings! Ronda, Jeff and Brayden :)

  2. Thinking about you....Hurry back soon.

  3. Hi Rick,

    This is Cherie although it says Chris.....I'm thinking about you....and praying for you.
    Hurry back soon. You look great


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