Friday, April 26, 2013


I received great news yesterday afternoon! Wednesday's Cardiac MRI showed Mason's coronary arteries as being healthy and normal. I LOVE good news!!! Needless to say, we are all very relieved and grateful for the many prayers and positive thoughts offered for our Miracle Mason and his happy little heart.

Hopefully now Mason can have a break from anesthesia and same-day surgery for awhile. You know you've been to the same-day surgery too often when you walk in to the pre-op registration and the ladies behind the desk all say, "Hi Mason and Mrs Strickland. How are you two this morning?"!!! They probably check in two hundred or more patients each day, so when they know you by name..... you've been there a little too frequently!

The transplant team also had blood work done while we were there Wednesday to look at Mason's DSA's (Donor specific antibodies). We are hoping with the high dose of IVIg two weeks ago and the steroids he's been on for 6 weeks that his antibody count has gone down.  The results should be back early next week. With the results the transplant team will decide Mason's plan, how much longer on the steroids and when will be his next biopsy to recheck the rejection.

For now, we count our blessings for Mason's healthy coronary arteries!


The mom of 4 monkeys! said...

Oh he is so handsome and looks soooo healthy!

cici said...

I agree, he looks wonderful.
So happy all is well.