Wednesday, April 19, 2006

No Rejection

Initial test results from my bronchoscopy last week are finally back and are negative for rejection of my transplanted lung, which is a great relief. I'm still waiting for results of the of sputum specimens and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid that were obtained for culture and analysis. As a precaution, the transplant team is presently organizing some gastric emptying tests for me to rule out aspiration of gastric contents.

At the risk of sounding like a broken record I just can't say enough about the wonderful care provided by the lung transplant team at Toronto General Hospital. When my pulmonary function and other tests showed lower results than previously, I was immediately booked for an emergency bronchoscopy. That was last Wednesday. Early Thursday evening, my coordinator, Debbie Zogalo called me at home to follow up. Its nice to know I'm in such good hands.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Merv.....It is such a relief to know that there is no rejection after 4 years. I pray that your other tests come back positive. You are such an asset to the transplant community, that i couldn't even think about your getting sick again. My assessment ( 18 mo ) is set for week of Jun 05....cheers/John McNeil