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!