Nine Months On and Zero Rejection
The further we get from the date of transplant the less likely Iain will suffer from acute rejection. We just got back from St. Louis where Iain underwent a bronch and biopsy. Happily it came back all clear with no signs of acute rejection and he did not have to endure one of his famous pneumothoraces either. (None of you had to look that up did you after Iain's experience?).
We managed to catch up with a lot of his fabulous nurses and doctors. They were uniformly astounded that he had his voice back. I realize on my last blog I forgot to mention, at our last visit to St. Louis Children's Hospital, that the ENTs were pretty convinced that Iain's voice would remain as a loud whisper and if he wanted a chance of speaking normally he would have to submit to another surgery. Needless to say that was not going to be a priority. Surgical interventions for Iain now are strictly in the "must have category. But Iain likes to prove the experts wrong and lo and behold his voice came back one week out of the blue. I had not really noticed but my co-workers remarked on it as Iain has been coming in to help out in the office now and again and from one week to the next his voice came back. Magic!
So now we just need to make sure that he can safely navigate the upcoming flu and cold season. Thank you everyone for tuning in and for your support.