Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Dr. Scaife (Harm's Surgeon) came out to give us the update, Harmonee is doing great! He said that usually when their is a big "hick-up" during transplant it takes them a while to recover from it. He shouldn't be surprised Harm is doing so good. Have we not learned by now she isn't one to try to guess, predict her outcome to, or to give up? I wasn't lying when I said she was a little to stubborn to give up. Anyways... Harm's bile duct is now connected. They said her new liver is doing so good that they went ahead and "finished" transplant. She still has a few more surgery's since she isn't completely closed up on the outside. Her tummy is still open with a wound-vac in it. Monday they will clean her up and maybe close her depending on how well the liver's trauma is subsiding.
We have gotten a few details about our donor. It was little 7 month baby girl. We haven't heard yet from what state, but New York has been said a few times, nor has the cause of death or much else really. We do also know that this liver was outside of our region, it was from the National list. Dr. Book and Dr. Scaife, said she was the sickest baby in the country. So sick that she went up to the top of the national and regional list. Mainly why we got a liver from across the country, Harmonee bypassed all other regional list members. NOW she is doing amazing! I hope that someday I will be able to meet the donor and let them be part of Harm's life.