New date?

So the tests to discover what sent Phil’s liver enzyme levels sky-high have begun. The doctors have admitted to being mystified, and have ordered a full screening for viruses, antibodies and other disorders – arguably something that should have been done long ago, but better late than never…

There is some suspicion it may be related to hepatitis, although partial test results have come back negative. Inexplicably, some of the levels remain high today, in spite of the time that has elapsed since Phil was exposed to three of the possible culprits – the cocktail of a Hep B jab, vancomycin antibiotic, and Tac immunosupressant pills Phil had in the run-up to the aborted operation.

It will be another 3 weeks for the full batch of results to come back. In the meantime, the doctors have provisionally set a new date of March 19 – although this is obviously subject to the findings of those tests.

Phil is now recovering from this morning’s operation to insert a new permcath. I left him and Anne at the hospital this afternoon to pick up some things from home. As I left, he asked me to bring back some Chinese food. Definitely feeling better, then…

1 thought on “New date?

  1. I’m adding your family, especially Phil, to my prayer list. I had a life-saving liver transplant 5/7/12 at Lahey Hospital in MA. I am so very thankful for every day. I am praying Phil’s liver settles down and that the surgery goes off without a hitch.

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