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
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
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.