Posted by: Taylor | December 4, 2014

Moving Back to the Transplant Floor, 12-4-14

Bethany’s condition has improved enough for her to move back to the transplant floor.  Her blood pressure improved first, and by 1:30 p.m. today her fever started breaking.  By 3:00 p.m., she became fever free and has remained so.  Yeah!

Bethany began feeling a little better about 5 p.m., and generally felt better for a couple of hours.  She even took a little walk.  We think she over did it though.  Since her walk, she has not felt well.  She is sleeping now.  She is still extremely tired, and continues to have issues with nausea and diarrhea.  She has been allow liquids today for the first time since Monday night, and she has tolerated it without throwing up.

As the symptoms of sepsis diminish, her liver symptoms are returning.  Specifically, she is having uncontrollable itching.  We are trying to address this with medicine, but ultimately, we need to discover why her bile is not being processed properly by her liver.  Please pray God will give her doctors understanding what is happening.  Currently, we have three possibilities.  All three, will require more research and testing to confirm.  Please pray for this process.

We continue to marvel at God’s provision for Bethany and her ability to cope with each new trial.  Her rapid turnaround today has been very encouraging.  She is still extremely weak and tired, but considering where she came from it is amazing to see her feeling so much better.  Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer for Bethany, and please continue to remain steadfast.

In His grace,
Taylor, Angela, Bethany, and Jonathan

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