Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Plasmapheresis Session #1 Complete/ Infusion #1 Underway

Mark completed his first pheresis session this morning (a procedure that removes the plasma or watery part of the blood that carries the antibodies that may trigger an immune response that leads to rejection of transplanted organs). He is now at the Infusion Center where he is being given an IV medication to help combat a virus that may contribute to rejection. Mark has been struggling with nausea which is a common side effect. He appears to be resting well now.

Late last night, Mark and I braved the city as we ventured out to purchase a power cord for my computer. My computer was getting no power...making it very difficult for me to work! Despite the fact that he felt poorly and his placement site was tender, Mark was eager to help. I have always been impressed with my husband's selfless spirit. Even in a difficult situation, he thinks of others first. I am so blessed to be his wife!

Thanks for the continued prayers. I am thankful we can find rest and comfort in the peace that our God provides.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know this is scary, but remember that God walks with you every step of the way. Our family will be thinking about and praying for success in this surgery. I'm glad you have a nice place to stay. That helps a lot.