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    The Hawks received news today that all of Aiden's liver numbers are way up. They did get double negative results on the CMV (good), but both of those labs were drawn in the same week, and that was two weeks ago. They don't think it's CMV now becuase he's not showing any symptoms, but the problem is- he's not showing ANY symptoms! His liver enzymes are up to 900 now (bad), where they were 100 just last week.

    They are getting admitted tomorrow morning in order to perform a biopsy to see what is going on. I prefer to look at it like this: Aiden HAS to be admitted to do the biopsy, so they are admitting him becuase they have to to perform a test - NOT becuase they think he is sick enough to be admitted!

    Unfortunately, Dr. Romero (Aiden's GI doc), AND Dr. Heffron (the liver surgeon) are both out tomorrow, and a new doctor will be performing the biopsy. Apparently Joey is not too happy about this; I think Lisa is trying to find a way to be okay with it. She said she thinks that she knows which doc it will be, and she likes that one - so that's good. I think they are just upset that he's getting a biopsy just when he FINALLY seemed to be coming through the clouds.

    Luckily, Lisa has been riding lately, and is actually quite *sore*, so maybe this is some scary way of giving her some time to recoup. Maybe she is sore so that when she was admitted next, she'd be forced to SLEEP at some point. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif Who knows...

    I just hope that the biopsy and the anesthesia are okay, and that the new doctor performs the procedure with no hiccups. I hope that Lisa and Joey have enough strength to push through this. Although there's nothing to be specifically scared of at this point, I think they are both worried that there are still hospital visits going on. I think they are just getting worn down by the in-and-outs of it all.

    I know your words of encouragement have meant so much to them - let's try to push them through one more time. Hopefully this one will be a lickety-split visit, and we will be celebrating once again soon.

    I will post again as soon as I have more news, and I have a feeling we might find RolexH back on here tonight, trying to get rid of some frustration before tomorrow. I plan to jingle for all of us, so that our community can keep up the strength we've had so far. And jingle like crazy for that precious baby and his family - they are due a break.



    One last note, I hope it's okay to start a new thread about this, the other one was long, and I agree with keeping these guys tidy, so I figured a new (and therefore shorter) thread would be better. Please email me privately if you disagree! Thanks.

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    ~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~

    Edited by SoEasy to change the Title! Finally a good thing to do today ! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    [This message was edited by SoEasy on Feb. 17, 2003 at 05:54 PM.]
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    The Hawks received news today that all of Aiden's liver numbers are way up. They did get double negative results on the CMV (good), but both of those labs were drawn in the same week, and that was two weeks ago. They don't think it's CMV now becuase he's not showing any symptoms, but the problem is- he's not showing ANY symptoms! His liver enzymes are up to 900 now (bad), where they were 100 just last week.

    They are getting admitted tomorrow morning in order to perform a biopsy to see what is going on. I prefer to look at it like this: Aiden HAS to be admitted to do the biopsy, so they are admitting him becuase they have to to perform a test - NOT becuase they think he is sick enough to be admitted!

    Unfortunately, Dr. Romero (Aiden's GI doc), AND Dr. Heffron (the liver surgeon) are both out tomorrow, and a new doctor will be performing the biopsy. Apparently Joey is not too happy about this; I think Lisa is trying to find a way to be okay with it. She said she thinks that she knows which doc it will be, and she likes that one - so that's good. I think they are just upset that he's getting a biopsy just when he FINALLY seemed to be coming through the clouds.

    Luckily, Lisa has been riding lately, and is actually quite *sore*, so maybe this is some scary way of giving her some time to recoup. Maybe she is sore so that when she was admitted next, she'd be forced to SLEEP at some point. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...n_rolleyes.gif Who knows...

    I just hope that the biopsy and the anesthesia are okay, and that the new doctor performs the procedure with no hiccups. I hope that Lisa and Joey have enough strength to push through this. Although there's nothing to be specifically scared of at this point, I think they are both worried that there are still hospital visits going on. I think they are just getting worn down by the in-and-outs of it all.

    I know your words of encouragement have meant so much to them - let's try to push them through one more time. Hopefully this one will be a lickety-split visit, and we will be celebrating once again soon.

    I will post again as soon as I have more news, and I have a feeling we might find RolexH back on here tonight, trying to get rid of some frustration before tomorrow. I plan to jingle for all of us, so that our community can keep up the strength we've had so far. And jingle like crazy for that precious baby and his family - they are due a break.



    One last note, I hope it's okay to start a new thread about this, the other one was long, and I agree with keeping these guys tidy, so I figured a new (and therefore shorter) thread would be better. Please email me privately if you disagree! Thanks.

    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

    ~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~Jingle~~

    Edited by SoEasy to change the Title! Finally a good thing to do today ! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    [This message was edited by SoEasy on Feb. 17, 2003 at 05:54 PM.]
    Which came first, the truck or the trailer?



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    jinglejinglejingle for Aiden!

    (PS...good choice on the new thread http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif and thanks for the update!)



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    JINGLEJINGLE.
    I agree with Serendipity about the new thread. Unless you logged on as Lisa you wouln't be able to change the title with the update.

    I'll go post a new jingle.

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    Oh drat ... another hiccup along the way.

    That poor little guy is having so many highs and lows, time to jingle like mad to get rid of the low and get him back on the high point!

    Come On Aiden - we're all pulling for you little guy!

    hang tough little guy!

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    As always, my thougths and prayers are with the Hawks.

    From my limited understanding of livers and liver transplants, it seems like these types of "bumps" are pretty common. Rarely do patients just sail right through everything.

    I just wish Lisa and Joey were more comfortable with the doctor--that always makes things so much easier....

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    What if the Hokey Pokey *IS* what its all about?



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    As always, keeping the Hawks in my prayers tonight...
    My horse is bomb-proof. Everything else scares the crap outta him, though...



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    Jingle, Jingle, Jingle



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    I'm absolutely radiating positive thoughts.
    People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... timey wimey... stuff.



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    OK, I give up. I joined the forum because after meeting Aiden and the Hawks at the "Liver Party", I couldn't help myself even tho I really don't have time for yet another email list! But those Hawks are the coolest and have some great friends. And that baby Aiden is the cutest baby I've seen since mine was a little guy http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif He looked so good on Saturday I can't believe his enzymes are up. I'm sure things will be fine. Lisa-if you need some stress relief, come ride Susie tomorrow night!
    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
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    Jingling for you all... Kick ON Aiden (and if you don't like the doctor just kick his B&TT!) http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

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    I'll jingle for Aiden as long as it takes. No problem. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    How was the party? We want pictures. http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif



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    jingle, jingle



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    Hey LadyDoctor!
    Welcome to the COTH boards! Neat that your first post was for Aiden as well! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    So - tell us - you ride and are a doctor as well? At the same hospital Aiden was in?

    What is your horse like?

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    I am not a "real" doctor (my patients have fur), nor do I play one on TV http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif Lady Doctor is a nickname my husband gave me. It's the name of a song:
    "I've got a lady doctor
    She cures the pain for free
    I've got a lady doctor
    And there ain't nothin' wrong with me"

    I have 3 horses: one that's a keeper, one that's for sale (she has spots as in paint)and a 2 yr old to break and then sell. They're all girls (I like mares!)
    There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness".
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    Great! Another lover of spotted horses! The more the merrier ...

    Thats okay too if you are a Fur Doctor http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    I breed colored Thoroughbreds - they come with all variety of spots as well!

    Do you have pictures of your girls that you can post for us to see?

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    My best wishes, strongest prayers and brightest of curb chains will be working overtime tonight for Aiden.



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    LadyDoctor, welcome! Actually, furry patients are better, at least in this crowd.

    Jingling for good results on the biopsy. I can't believe there's anything wrong with that little man, he looked so great on Saturday! I think the medical types just wanted to get their hands on our leftovers....

    Thanks for keeping us posted; keep the updates comin'!

    Jingle, jangle...

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    Okay, that's all 18 dogs doing the Aiden Jingle
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    ~Kryswyn~
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    ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
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    Omigod!

    I forgot to jingle for myself!
    Jingle Jingle Jingle Shake

    ~Kryswyn~
    "Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo"
    ~Kryswyn~ Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo
    Check out my Kryswyn JRTs on Facebook

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