Monday, June 18, 2012

Day +72 Part 2

I write this from the hospital. We got a call around 6:30, just as I was getting Jacob into the bath, that his adenovirus count went from 300 last week to 22,000 today and that they would have a room ready for him at the hospital at 7:30. He still doesn't have any symptoms, which is good, but they want to run some more tests to see if the virus is found any where else besides his blood. Most likely he will start Cidofovir tomorrow which is a weekly medication to wipe out the virus. I will get a better picture of his treatment plan tomorrow, but we shouldn't have to be here more than a couple of days. The doctor said that this virus is "as common as dirt" in transplant patients, which is why they screen for it weekly. We will still be able to keep our immunology appointment tomorrow since it is here at the hospital. Please pray that the treatment will be effective against the the virus. Jacob is still immunosuppressed and will need the help of this drug.

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