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January 24, 2011 - Another good biopsy!

We just heard from the transplant coordinator that Greg's biopsy on Friday came back with a level 1 rejection! We are so glad to have this good news because Greg was pretty sick over the past two weeks. Last Monday we went to the hospital for him to have multiple blood tests and an abdominal x-ray because the doctors were concerned that he may have developed an infection. Thankfully, all the tests came back negative and the doctors determined that he must have been dealing with one of the stomach bugs going around our area. Since he's immunosuppressed, any thing that he catches will make him sicker and keep him sicker longer than it would for most people.

He's feeling much better now though, and he's glad that Friday's biopsy results mean another decrease in the amount of prednisone he takes each day. The trouble he was having with seeing things and confusion at night has completely gone away - a huge answer to prayer! On Thursday we'll go back to the hospital for more blood work and for an echocardiogram and EKG (standard procedures that are done at 8 weeks past transplant).

We'll keep you posted as things develop, but for the most part no news is good news! We're at a point in his recovery where we'll be going to the hospital less and having less tests done, but he's not yet ready to start rehab, so it's mostly a waiting game - waiting on his strength to return and his immune system to build up so that its safe for him to spend time outside of our home (something that he is increasingly eager for!).

Thanks for continuing to pray for us during his recovery!

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