Well, we went to the transplant clinic today and saw the surgeon prior to seeing the rest of the team. He removed the bandage and gauze packing from Harvey's wound and said, "They're really doing a great job with this wound. It looks very good." I said, "They who? I've been packing the wound." He thought we had a visiting nurse come in a do this. He said he needed to hire me. Ha!
We explained the issues with high blood pressure and the numbness/tingling. He asked when it started. We explained that he's had numbness since his accident in the mountains (4 skull fractures, a broken pallet, 4 broken ribs, and 3 brain bleeds). But the tingling just started recently. He said that ProGraf can enhance any existing neurological disorders. He figured that the doctor would recommend a CT scan of his brain to rule this out.
The doctor came in and we had to explain the symptoms yet again. He was certain it was the ProGraf but ordered a CT scan to be on the safe side. We haven’t heard back from the clinic yet so I’m pretty certain it’s the meds. Labs on ProGraf levels take the longest to get back. Once they get the results, they will call to make any necessary adjustments.
His blood pressure at was 140/89. By the time we got to the clinic it was 122/78. It has been coming down gradually. At least I’m not as concerned about it as I once was.
Harvey is walking at a faster pace these days. This is very encouraging. He still has a very positive attitude and is grateful for the gift he has received. His appetite is starting to return and he is enjoying his meals more. So far, he has had no issues with his blood sugar. It is in the low 90’s in the morning and around 105 in the evenings.
I’ll let you know if his meds change. Thanks again to everyone for the wonderful support you’ve provided me here. I continue to pray for you all.