Mason had transplant clinic today. We went planning to find out if and when we could go HOME, meaning really HOME to Utah, but it didn't turn out as planned. It definitely didn't turn out as we'd all hoped!!
We ran into a speed bump!
Instead of packing our suitcases to board a plane this weekend I packed us a suitcase to spend a few days at the hospital! What? Really? Yes, Mason was admitted this afternoon because he has a new nasty cough, an elevated white blood cell count, and a chest x-ray showing hazy, junky lungs. We're not sure if it's pneumonia, para-influenza, or something else, but Dr. Bernstein wanted to start IV antibiotics ASAP to kick whatever it is before it gets worse.
This is just part of what happens when my sweet little babe is so immune suppressed. He is still on very high doses of steroids because of not getting "ZERO" biopsies. This combined with his other anti-rejection meds completely wipes out his ability to fight off infections.
The good news is:
- Mason's ECHO looked great today.
- His O2 sats remain 97-99% even with this infection.
- The antibody results from last week's test were good enough to allow us to go HOME.
- As long as Mason's lungs clear up and white blood cell count goes down we will go HOME very soon, just not as soon as this weekend (which we'd secretly been planning!!!)
Please pray that Mason will get better quickly and we can go HOME to our family. Love and appreciation to all of you who continue to support our journey.