Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Urgent Request for Prayer
A lot has happened today. Here is a brief summary: Mark had surgery this afternoon to remove the catheter in his chest for dialysis. He also had an echocardiogram this morning to make sure the infection was not in a valve of his heart. The echo came back with a potential abnormality. They repeated the echo after surgery this afternoon and continued to see a mass in one of the chambers of the heart. They are thinking it could be a benign tumor that only needs monitoring OR it could be a "vegetation" that requires open heart surgery. They are completing another type of heart imaging test in the morning to find out more. We'll know tomorrow afternoon which it is. We are asking for prayer as we are fearful that we may be facing a major surgery in the near future. On a positive note, the scan they did last night showed that Mark does not have a hernia around the transplanted kidney. The Team does not think removing the transplanted kidney will be necessary. We will post more information as we find out more...please keep praying!