12/15/14

Blind Sided

Today was in short, disappointing. Carla had her two year biopsy and even though her heart has always looked great, and we have had no sign of rejection, her coronary arteries are beginning to narrow. Which, is a sign of rejection. We are on a new regimen, which adds a new immunosuppressant, a daily statin, and a daily baby aspirin. We have to see a cardiologist every month (every other month in Seattle) and Carla is not to run or sprint. The coranary arteries bring oxygen to the heart, so if she were to run, and not get enough oxygen to the heart, it could cause heart pain or even a heart attack. So, needless to say, there were a few tears involved with today's findings. But, we kept it together for Carla, and down played our sorrow. She hates running anyway, and we focused on visiting Seattle and friends more often as a good thing. What we are dealing with is mostly a precautionary form of treatment, so that's what we have to focus on. We can hopefully keep her arteries from getting any worse with the new drugs. So, it's good we caught the problem. 

Love, Jen

Here are some pictures from the day. 










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