- Sun, Apr 24, 2005 /
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Ally Friday's visit back to duPont yesterday, went OK.
They were able to get some blood back from her central line, but still had a difficult time. Ally's liver function levels were up slightly, but her bilirubin did not rise.
Ally returns back to duPont on Monday for more labs to test her liver.
I didn't put this news on before, because I thought speaking about it might jinx us, but a few weeks back, Ally had an ultrasound to see how her hepatic artery was doing, and they could see some blood flow around the clot. The clot was still there, but there was a chance Ally could keep this liver. The docs said they never seen this before, but if anyone could do it, Ally could. Also there were no injuries to her bile ducts. That was all great news, but did not mean we would not need to re-transplant Ally. The doctors could not give us a definite answer to which way this would all turn out. Another reason why I did not say anything. Dr. Dunn said we should know by June for sure whether or not she needs another liver. The way we will know is by going to clinic each week and seeing if her liver function levels rise. I guess the reason I'm telling you now, is since her levels went up, I know keeping this to ourselves was not what to do, it should be shared so Ally can continue to get all the prayers she can to help save this liver. Please continue to pray that Ally's liver survives this clot.
Some other Ally news: Thank you to everyone who turned out last Sunday to give the gift of life through blood donation. Even if you were rejected for certain reason, we still appreciate the effort to support others. Thank you to Carol from Miller-Keystone, for the continued success of collecting blood in Ally's honor. To date 132 people have donated blood in Ally's name.
Keep up the great work!