Transplant Tales: to China and back

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Well we made it the Shanghai after a long 13 1/2 hour flight. We lucked out with getting First Class. The coordinator Tony met us at the airport an escorted us to the hotel.
We started our first full day by meeting with Dr. Fan the leading Transplant Surgeons at 7:30am tis morning. Then the rest our day was full of Tests, Tests, and more Tests. Blood work, EKG, Bone scan, respitory test, sonogram, CTscan, an a MRI. Tony had told us we had the weekend to visit the city being that we finished all pretests and we were now in a holding pattern.
Tony took us to a restaurant for lunch and friendly chat. In the middle of lunch Tony received a phone call informing us that there was a O+ liver that would be available tomorrow. WOW!!
We have been here less than 24 hours and we have a possible match.
They admitted Eric into the Hospital tonight. But we were able to write a absent note stating that we would be back in the morning. To funny!!
So off to bed we go, after an exhausting day. We will head off to the hospital once again bright an early. There we will sit and wait to find out if the potential liver passes all the screening tests. Should it end up good, Eric will go into surgery on the evening of the March 3rd. Which would last approximately 7 hours.....
I will keep you posted!! Once again thank you all for your heart felt thoughts and prayers. It means a lot to have such a fantastic group of friends and family.


Blogger Cousin Jeannie said...

Glad you guys made it!

It's all happening so fast!! Good luck getting that new filter installed, Eric! And if it doesn't happen then at least you'll have the weekend to see Shanghai!

Love you!!

3/02/2006 8:14 AM  
Blogger Debbie and Jorge said...

Hi Lori and Eric,

Happy to hear the good news Keep me informed. Lots of love and prayers to the both of you.


Debbie and Jorge

3/02/2006 1:28 PM  
Anonymous PAULA AND FAMILY said...

Praise the Lord. I think there is one of God'd ange ls hanging out with the both of you. Sammatha is sitting on my lap and she said to tell you both she loves you and misses you! And here is a kiss X. Your son is into the cartoon and doesn't hear until commericals come on. I have to pass on the good news. Take care. Love you both. US.

3/02/2006 2:21 PM  
Anonymous des said...

wow i just logged in and i heard the great news, I went to ash wensday mass and there i asked god to answer my prayers and he did !! i love you so much dad and my prayers and love is right with you.. i will hear from you soon...muah love ya x0x0x0


3/03/2006 1:30 PM  

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