After I got the awaited phone call this afternoon (Thursday) from Nancy, Mason's transplant nurse, Mason and I went out for a walk and got caught in a big rainstorm. I pulled out an umbrella from the stroller to try and protect us from getting all wet, but the wind picked up and blew that poor little umbrella to pieces. Mason began to laugh at the sight of our strangled umbrella. Then he looked up into the sky letting the rain hit his face and laughed even more. At that moment Mason helped me remember one of my favorite quotes.............
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Dancing in the Rain
(Sorry for the delayed update. I started this last night, but never finished it.)
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s learning to dance in the rain.”
I wouldn't say the phone call brought a big storm into our life, just some unexpected light rain showers. Mason's biopsy came back so far as a 1A rejection due to cellular mediated rejection. They are still waiting to see if he has any antibody mediated rejection as well. Those results should be back sometime on Friday. What does this mean? It's obviously not that beautiful zero we were hoping for, but 1A is not too bad. Mason has some mild rejection beginning to attack his heart which can usually be treated by some adjustments in his medications.
I'm still waiting to hear the docs' plan of action. Most likely Mason will not get to wean off his steroids quite yet as we had been wishing for, but at least this news will not require a hospital admittance. We all know (including all of you amazing blog followers) that Mason is truly Miracle Mason, but he does usually have his own agenda and plan to send us a few curve balls or speed bumps along this journey. I will not complain about these results. Instead I will dance with Mason in the rain to celebrate how far he has come this last year with his new heart!
In consideration of all of you anxiously awaiting this post, I will end now. But, when I receive more news from Mason's doctors I will update again. In that post I will also tell you more about Mason's experience in the cath lab and an additional little speed bump that has popped up in his post-transplant chapter of life. As always, thank you for your continued prayers, love and support! I know I'm never alone even when Mason and I are away from our family.