Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Harmonee's heart rate is finally back normal, down from 210, and her blood pressure is finally in a good range from yesterday after surgery. Dr. Book as well as the nurse said she look good to her. Her liver labs unfortunately have gone up since yesterday. They are going to check her liver biopsy from surgery for any signs of rejecting. Luckily they can give her different meds and antibiotics to prevent the liver from rejection. The doctors said that it is very rare for a transplantee not to reject their organ at one time or another. So no worries.
She is also going to be started on some different antibiotics as well today, reason being... her new liver was CMV positive, and Harm was CMV negative. (CMV: Cytomegalovirus- a common virus that infects most people at some time during their lives but rarely causes obvious illness.CMV can cause chickenpox,(transplatee's are not vaccinated for chickenpox at any time in their lives, it is much worse for them then a normal person)) The antibiotics will only be for a little while until her liver has completely settled. Her breathing tube is being weened, with maybe some spontaneous breathing trials tonight or tomorrow, and maybe taking it out this weekend. After her breathing tube is out, the doctors will evaluate her and maybe move her to the ICS floor. Dr. B asked if I thought things would go this good, I told her I had no idea what to expect with the past few weeks, Dr. B just smiled and said that she knew Harmonee would be doing this great!