Thursday, April 29, 2010

Moving up........




The DSA results brought fantastic news! Mason's antibody levels have significantly dropped! The percent of rejecting antibodies left in his blood right now is very low. Hooray!! The Donor Specific Antigen test (only done here at Stanford......and soon to be used at other transplant hospitals) shows the specific bad antigens that Mason's body is fighting against. 2 weeks ago he had 8 of those and in very high percentages and now he only has 1!! And the amount of that 1 in his blood dropped 92%. That is HUGE! A huge miraculous drop of those mean nasty rejecting antibodies!




I love good news!!!




Tomorrow Mason will move up to 3 west, the recovery floor for cardiac and transplant patients. This means he does not need ICU care any more!! This also means Mason and Mommy can share a big bed (Okay, a twin is not big, but at least bigger than an ICU crib!) and we can have our own bathroom too. Hopefully, Mason can at least get a little better rest up there, especially w/ Mommy cuddling him to get him to sleep!



Good Night!

37 comments:

dg darling said...

Yippeeee!!! Mason has got to be one of the bravest little guys around! To be so young and to not understand all that is going on must be so hard. Of course, having such a fabulous Mommy makes all the difference I think! It has been such an honor to follow this miracle for the past four weeks. Thank for sharing it and for increasing my own faith in miracles through your sweet baby boy!

Michelle said...

Yeah! I waited up hoping that you would post. Such good news! I am so excited for BOTH of you!!

CONGRATULATIONS!

cici said...

Just the news we all needed to hear
Home is getting closer by the minute!
****Three cheers for Mason!!!****

Andrew said...

great news I've been waiting to hear!

Jenny Lincoln said...

Such wonderful news! Mason is such a little fighter! :)

Christina said...

Wonderful news!

Hope's Blog said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!! Enjoy your time in 3 west and get home soon.

The Simmons Family said...

Awesome news!!!!

Monita said...

That is fantastic news!! I am so happy for you and your beautiful little Miracle Mason. Enjoy your cuddle time:-)

Lflinders said...

Mason is truley a miracle! So happy for your family. As a mother I can imagine the joy, relief, and happiness you are feeling. We will continue to pray that mason's recovery goes smooth

sheila said...

That is incredible news!! I am so happy for you both!!

The Holts said...

You don't know me, but I have been following Miracle Mason's story. I work at Primary's on CSU, so I have a little taste of the heart kiddos.

I love that Mason is doing so much better! You are an inspiring mom to me! Keep on hanging in there.

-Shelley Holt

Ryan and Hilary said...

Hurray!!!!! Joy of Joys!! Moving up to your semi private room is so exciting. I remember how nice that felt. Enjoy the cuddling!

♥ Michele ♥ said...

Fantastic news!!! This is one step closer to you coming home!!

Pamela Wiscombe said...

Way to Go MASON!!!!!!!! Enjoy mommy time, and the more comfortable bed. A twin is much better than the cribs. I am glad that the Lord is hearing the prayers of so many across the nation and world. Quick stepping Mason. Soon you will be home in your own little bed. :)

Kyle and Alli said...

Absolutely miraculous!! Enjoy your big bed, snuggle time, and privacy! Let's hope that it is smooth sailing from here so you can get a one way ticket home very very soon!

Jennifer said...

YAY!!!! I LOVE this news!

Family Scads said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! No other words needed!
-Kim

Jamie said...

WooWHoo!!! That is such great news! Congrats to little Mason.

Anonymous said...

WOW that is amazing news!! I will continue with my prayers for you guys!! I look forward to your daily posts to hear how awesome Mason is doing!! God is GREAT!

Mindy Stailey said...

HOORAY!!! Greatest news EVER!

Hollie said...

I Love it when Heavenly Father answers our prayers!!! I am SO happy for you! Hoping that this was the last bump in the road and that recovery will speed up now and you'll soon be out of the hospital!
BIG HEART HUGS to you both!!!!!

Love,
Hollie, Ben and Elaina

Deana said...

WOOHOO Mason!! So glad to hear good news!

Mindi D said...

Yip Yip!! Hooray!!

Losee's said...

How exciting! It must be your good luck Braiden! We miss him and hope he is having fun!

Robin said...

Hooray Mason! So happy to hear such good news!

Anonymous said...

YAY!!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!!
Angie's Support Team

Tasha said...

Yipee!!! Congrats!

Aimee said...

Summer, you don't know me, but we share a little in common. I first heard about you from Paul Cardall and am just getting around to checking your blog. My heart is so full of every kind of emotion! You are so strong and little Mason is so precious! I will continue to pray for you, Mason and your family!!!

My daughter had open heart surgery at 6 months to fix the sub aortic stenosis, and patch a VSD. As a result, her hearts natural rhythm never came back and she has an artificial pacemaker. Four pacemaker surgeries later, and 10 years later, she is doing wonderful. As you must be doing, I thank the Lord everyday for allowing me another day with her, on Earth. :)

Although he doesn't know us, give him a big hug and tell him to continue to rock on! I hope we'll be able to meet someday.

Take care Summer!

Aimee Ballif
Eagle Mountain, UT

Caryn said...

Yeah for 3 West! It's such a big step! I'm so excited for you guys. The beds are easier to snuggle em in and the nurses leave you alone so you can actually rest! Enjoy it! Yeah Mason!!

Bob and Joan said...

Celebrate, Celebrate. It is back in the category of big step miracles. Such good news! Moving up in a hospital setting is so encouraging not to say anything less about all those good numbers, but when they don't want you in the ICU any more you know YOU HAVE ARRIVED. Little steps and little steps and then it will be time to leave and all you will have to do is wean the miracle boy from sleeping with mom. Lovely to think of the day when that would be the only challenge.

Munchkin said...

Is it not remarkable the power of prayer and faith. What wonderful news. What a great little fighter Mason is! We will keep him in our prayers. We love you. Scott and Merrily

Robin said...

I went to the Boise Temple today and I put Mason on the prayer roll. So there will be many more prayers for your sweet little guy.

Congrats on the good news.

Much love
robin

madelyn said...

Snuggling in a hospital bed still rates as one of my favorite 'hidden' joys! I am so glad you are getting out of ICU and one step closer to home. Praying for continued recovery, acceptance of the heart and healing.

g-ma-vicki said...

Absolutely amazing numbers!!! What a tough little fighter. My daughter's family with Mr. Owen is leaving in the morning for LP. They will be so glad to finally meet you! The prayers won't stop...Mason's come a long way and so have his parents! Love to you...Owen's Gramma

Emily@Little Forever Family said...

Yeah!!! Dr. Whiting gave me this update today and I could not be more thrilled!!! Miracle Mason proves yet again that miracles happen, even today.
Heart hugs,
Emily
*I keep thinking of the song "Movin' On Up"!!!

judd and ash said...

I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS! YOU HAVE BEEN IN OUR PRAYERS, LITTLE MASON REALLY IS A MIRACLE:)
ASHLIE BUNDY