Friday, March 30, 2012


We received the very bad news at the end of last week that Tricia has grade 2 acute and chronic rejection. Just short of four years (April 2 is her fourth transplantiversary). As I've told you in the past, the two big killers for transplant recipients are infection and rejection. Most likely, the rejection is a direct result of this pneumonia/RSV infection she has been fighting for nearly two months now.

The horrible thing about rejection is that nobody knows a whole lot about it. Despite years of research, we still don't know exactly how, when and why rejection happens, which means fighting it is a bit of a guessing game.

Tricia has been put on some very strong meds and steroids to try and reverse the rejection. We would desperately appreciate your prayers right now. We are asking God for another miracle. If the rejection cannot be reversed, Tricia will be in very serious danger.

You can read more about this on Tricia's Blog.

Thank you,


Friday, March 23, 2012


A spot has been discovered on one of Tricia's lungs. It could be infection from the RSV and pneumonia, and it could be the return of the post transplant lymphoma. A pet scan last week was inconclusive. We will learn about the results of yesterday's biopsy sometime next week.

Tricia has been up and down in the past few weeks. Some days she's feeling good, others not so much. She has been on a home IV antibiotic for three weeks, and they've just changed her to another med for another few weeks.