Thursday, September 17, 2009

Testing Day #2

I'll make this short and sweet....he's least health-wise :)
All of his liver biopsies looked normal, kidneys looked like they had improved, and blood flow to the liver looked MUCH better.
As always, we asked for some grand explanation. The response was the same sometimes this just happens...
He stays on the list because the doctors see no harm in it and it can always be his "safety net" just in case anything were to ever start to go wrong again.
So, here's to another 10 years!

Monday, September 14, 2009

10 year check-up

Today Geoff began his 2-day testing for his 10 year anniversary check-up at the hospital. Today was the more evasive day of the two. They made an incision in his neck (AHHHHHH!!!) to somehow end up with 4 liver samples.

Tomorrow he will receive preliminary test results from the biopsies along with bloodwork, an ultrasound, a kidney test, and a visit with the transplant team to hopefully discuss results.

Some thoughts I am having:
  • Yeah for 10 years
  • I wonder what my liver looks like
  • Here we go again
  • Those damn kidneys better cooperate
  • The word jugular makes me ill
  • I wonder if the doctors will have a better indication of the future
  • I wonder if Geoff will show them a picture of the liver cake
  • I wonder how many people make it to 10 years with a liver transplant

To be continued...

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

You are number....

75 on the list.....

yeah, not joking. They called Geoff the other day to give him a status update. Um, thanks. So he was at #1 and #2 FOREVER and was never transplanted and now #75. Good thing he's healthy right now otherwise we would be in a lot of trouble.