1A is the grade Kelsey received on her heart biopsy. That means there is some rejection. She has gotten this grade before and they usually do not do anything. (It is normal to have some rejection. If she had received a 2 she would have had to stay in the hospital.) With this biopsy they found something different. It is called quilting (sp). Don't ask me what it means, I don't know. Yes, I did ask the doctors but it didn't make any sense. All I know is that they gave her a dose of steroids while still in the hosp and she has to up her prednisone for the next 3 days. She also has to go back on Thursday for a f/u appt. The way I took it is that this rejection could have led to a full blown rejection and they are stopping it before that happens. We also seen the kidney dr. on Thursday before the biopsy. Her kidney function has improved but they are still monitoring her.
Going to the hospital does have it's up side though. Kelsey gets told how good she looks, how pretty she is and what wonderful skin she has more times that I can count. The drs and nurses are very good for her ego. We also had a wonderul nurse named Teresa. After the biopsy we have to stay in the hosp. for 6 hours and Teresa was just wonderful. Since they have to go through the groin for Kelsey's procedure she has to keep her leg still and move very little for the 6 hours. Her back started to ache from laying so still and Teresa even gave her a back rub. We were treated more like family that patients. It takes a special person to be a nurse. They have to deal with so much. I have seen what they do and I truly appreciate them. Next time you or someone you know is in the hospital and receive excellent care like we did, make sure you let the hospital know. They have cards you can fill out and these nurses can receive recognition for the hard work that they do.