Saturday, April 14, 2012

Admitted but hoping to be discharged soon!

Mark was admitted to UK yesterday due to an increase in creatinine. His creatinine baseline post transplant has fluctuated from 1.1 to 1.3. On Thursday, it was 1.5. UK is following Hopkins' protocol for treatment which includes 5 days of IV steroids. Yesterday, they placed a PICC line (IV access that can be used for an extended period of time) in Mark's forearm in hopes that he will not have to stay hospitalized for 5 days and can administer the steroid at home. They also gave Mark the first day of steroids. This morning, Mark's creatinine was back down to 1.2. We are thankful that the steroids appear to be combating any rejection. We are hopeful Mark may be discharged soon as Mark Thomas' 5th birthday party is planned for today at 2:00pm!

1 comment:

Mallory Tuttle said...

I just found your blog and I have to say your story is inspiring. I am 26 and need a heart/liver transplant. It is comforting to hear how other people cope and show such courage. Thanks for sharing your story, your family will be in my prayers.