Cruisin with the Real"s

Cruisin with the Real"s
Joe and Nancy Grand Cayman 10-07

Loma Linda Medical Center

Loma Linda Medical Center
Where the magic happens........

Monday, November 24, 2008


Good news and not so good news. Nancy's N/G tube was removed this morning and this made her feel better All values continue to improve but her bilirubin has increased. This may be a sign of rejection. A biopsy is scheduled fot the am. If organ rejection is occuring more potent drugs may be necessary. We were hoping to have Nancy home for Thanksgiving but not so sure now.


Aimée said...

Keep hanging in there. They just have to find the right amount of meds to balance out the body's natural inclination to reject something foreign. Even if it takes awhile, they will ease her off them eventually! I'm sure having the NG tube out helped her feel more comfortable! Thinking of and praying for you all!

Kimmy said...

I am glad to hear you are feeling better , at least on the outside. Who woulda thought the pharmacist would be your new best friend! We will anxiously await the results of the biopsy. Of course you are in our thoughts and prayers everyday. Consider yourself surrounded by LOVE!!!!

Big hugs to you from the Fitzgerald's :)

Celene said...

Hang in there for the "Real" good times girlfriend. Continuing prayers for the Real family and also for the family of the donor. AND for all the fabulous doctors!
Thanks Joe for the updates. You be sure to get plenty of rest 'cause our girl will need you more when she comes home. Super Bear Hugs!

Celene & Eddie

Dave said...

Everyone says the same thing "Hang in there". I have sat in your chair Joe and I know how hard it is to sit and watch it all and not do much. But it's true, just hang in there. Aimée had a mild rejection around week 1 and they played w/ the meds and them BAM it all started to come together. In the long run I was glad they started low and had room to move w/ the meds. Good luck and I hope that you guys can have a good Thanksgiving.

BillyBob said...

Ok. We'll pray harder. We got complacent. Tell her we love her, and we'll be glad to hear from her when she gets to feeling better. Love, Bobby and Sharon.

Anonymous said...

We are praying harder than ever. Sorry we missed your call. We will anxiously await the results of the biopsy, but are so glad to hear that the NG tube is out so Nancy can be more comfortable. Thanksgiving this year, whether at home or still in the hospital, is full of blessings because of Nancy's new liver.

Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with you both and your extended family.

Much Love,

Karen and Bob

Anonymous said...

as everyone has already post hang in there and stay strong. our thoughts and prayers are with you. i love you brother you and Nancy are so Lucky to have each other
Love Joanne & family

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