Thursday, April 19, 2012

Turning A Corner!


    Last Friday, Sawyer had a complete abdominal ultrasound scan to determine if his bile duct was obstructed and to look around for any other explanation for his GGT level rising to toxic levels in his blood. No obstruction was found, which raised concerns about the source of the problem. 

     The good news is may never know the source because recent lab results show that the GGT level is  going down!  It has already dropped in half and continues to head south!!   This news is a big relief.  Our little guy has been through so much.  We praise God for His mercy. 

     This also means less itching for Sawyer as the toxins reduce.  Poor little guy  has been scratching incessantly for weeks.  In the last few days the itching has been easing up and I don’t think I saw him scratch one time today.

     We also learned today that Sawyer's anti-rejection meds are maintaining appropriate levels in his blood.  His doses were changing daily and now they are stabilizing.  With the GGT level dropping and the meds stabilizing, Sawyer will not have to have blood draws every other day.  More relief!!

     Karen continues to improve.  Her energy level is up and she rarely takes anything for pain.  Yesterday, her doctor told her to take it easy, but released her to start driving again.  On the way home from the doctor's office, she barely stopped the van to let me out so she could go shopping. 

     It is finally starting to feel like we are turning a corner in this healing process.  It's been a tough few weeks (and months), but God has given us what we needed when we needed it.  We are looking forward to a few uneventful days.  

11 comments:

the bjorks said...

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Praise God for His mercy and goodness. We will continue to pray for healing and thank you for allowing us to pray specifically-your updates are so inspiring. What a special family you are. God bless!

Vivian Haskell said...

So thankful that our God is so big and through our struggles, we find him faithful, trusting to always look to Him through sorrow, loss, joy and wonder. We do not see the other side of the tapestry, sometimes only tangled threads but the master is weaving something great for his use and beauty. Still keeping your family in our prayers. Mike and Vivian Haskell

JJ said...

Hallelujah! Praising God with you!

louantha said...

Such wonderful news! Praise God!!!

Anonymous said...

Amen. Great news!
Angie Hite

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord, so happy to hear it !! Can't wait to see y'all next Saturday. God is so good. God bless.

Sandie

Lori@Mothering Matters said...

Yay!! Great to hear such good news!! Love you guys!

susan childress said...

you guys look so wonderful!! i'm so happy! praise God!! karen, when you feel like some more shopping, let me know so i can meet you!! :) love, susan

Anonymous said...

What an awesome praise to our awesome God for answering prayers and confounding the medical world! :-) Love that! And Karen looks awesome!
Nurse Diva

Joan and Jan B said...

We praise God with you! We agree with the other comments. Karen, you look great, and so does our little hero, Sawyer! See you soon!
L/Joan and Jan