Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Still hanging out in 1021

We're still here at Intermountain, waiting for the all-clear so we can go home. They are having a hard time getting his blood thinner in therapeutic range. The pharm student said it looks like the new liver might be a little coumadin resistant. And they did a CT and found a "small" infection in the liver transplant site in his abdomen. So he's on antibiotics. Glad they found that before we went home.
Still sore, still tired, still thrilled to be here on the back side of the transplant process. We appreciate all the love and caring that have been expressed in person and online. We've had a great team of doctors and that certainly helps.
On a less medical note, the animals are convinced I gave Beaux away, I think. The big fat cat, Tiger, who used to love me more than life, glares at me balefully when I wander home. You can hear the wheels turn in his head: Brought in that huge puppy, got a new kitten, shipped Daddy off somewhere unknown. What is her deal?
Beaux's getting stronger, though, and that's all that matters.


  1. Great news! I'm glad they caught the infection before he had the all clear. I know Beaux is probably itching to get home surrounded by familiar things. (Hugs)Indigo

  2. No doubt the animal members of the family will give him a good scolding when he gets home.

  3. Sorry to hear that you're still "enjoying" hospital food, but very glad the docs discovered Beaux's infection now. Can be tough to get rid of them once you're on immunosuppressants. Sending you lots of good wishes - hope you make it home soon.

  4. Think of and praying for all of you, even the confusled cat! Lo, please give Beaux a gentle hug from me and have him return it to you. I am inspired by the courage and love you both exude.

    (Tell Beaux that at this point he could totally beat me in a race, I can't walk that far WITH a walker!:-)