Friday, August 31, 2007

two steps forward, one step back.

Peter is still progressing well. However there are two small minor issues which have appeared this evening.

The first, is the dreaded 'rejection' of the new heart. This isnt a case of heart being flung out of his chest in a moody strop, but just a small battle with his body vs donor heart. Its graded as grade 4, the lowest there can be. The hospital are monitoring the situation.

The second is, he has a small bleed on/in his new heart. The hospital feel this is likely to be where they did the biopsy yesterday to check for rejection. Again, he will be monitored over the weekend and extra echo's will be done to keep a close eye on the bleed.


britmummybites said...

Fingers crossed for you and peter, although thinking oh balls, the day started with sad news (your sister will fill you in) and just read this. Seriously thinking of hiding under the pillow for a few days.
But he's superman...... it's just a little blip to keep you on your toes.

The Life of a Paed Heart Transplant Recipient said...

Don't know whether it will reassure you or not, but Lucy had some rejection on her first biopsy. Next biopsy at 3 months it went to minimal and then at 9 months it went to no rejection. Waiting for the yearly biopsy in a couple of weeks time now.

Hope you all have a good weekend and that the bleeding stops too.

Bev xx

Tinypoppet said...

I'm sure the hospital has told you this but nearly EVERYONE has rejection in the first couple of months whilst they balance the drugs and the new organ settles in. Keep on plodding forward :) xx

misdee said...

i know most people do have some rejection, thats why i said small minor problems ;)

Christa said...

I know nothing about anything, but seems logical that it would want to pretend to get arsey about a new heart ;o)

Sarah said...

Prayers for Peter.