Thanks all. Yes my mom is actually staying with him during his stay. She is being very positive and trying to keep him in good spirits.
As an update, the doctors told us that the ultrasound looked good and normal, meaning no lesions (possible cancer) and no blood clots. So there they ruled out a few possibilities.
However, his labs from Monday were slightly even more elevated than last weeks. Therefore, they decided to do a biopsy today and see what the issue may be. It appears they will not have any answers until Thursday and after that they will determine the course of action.
According to the doctor he said that the usual causes of all this typically are:
1. Rejection - Most common
3. drinking alcohol
4. Hep B or C
The biopsy is scheduled for today at 4PM. At which point they should get results in 24 hours and decide on treatment/next steps. They feel it is a rejection he is experiencing and are preparing to use steroid treatment. They say typically they monitor that for 24-48 hours then finish off with oral steroids.
After 10 months this is a BIG reality check. I think we were all getting confident that things were going to continue to only get better not worse. I think Dads biggest issue is just that...he was feeling very confident and was beginning to feel "normal" again and enjoy life. So this kind of crushed his confidence and put him back into paranoid mode. I hope he can overcome this and also his paranoia as I was loving who he was becoming.
I had to drive back home for work but plan on heading over again Friday night as it appears he will be there a few days yet. Here is the time frame in case it serves as information for some.
Day 1 - Ultrasound early. Could not schedule a biopsy until the next day, so pretty much just admitted to sit and wait
Day 2 - Biopsy is scheduled and to be performed in the afternoon
Day 3 - Results expected and treatment if any to begin
Day 4 & 5 - Monitor for 24-48 hours
Day 5 or 6 - Hopefully released
So hopefully he is out by Saturday. Of course the real important things is that he gets out fine at all.
ML, you mentioned Mike has gone through this a few times. Were they rejection episodes?
Post Edited (lostson) : 8/26/2015 12:30:17 PM (GMT-6)