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Posted 2018-08-31T01:48:12Z

Transplant update

Kenna met with her liver team today and the transplant surgeon. Unfortunately, Kenna’s kidneys are still not making any urine which means she does need a kidney.

Kenna’s liver labs have basically remained the same- not gotten better but not gotten worse. Dr Kulig, her liver doc, wants to wait two more weeks to see if anything improves. 

Kenna told me the transplant surgeon said she is in a precarious spot. Even if her liver stays where it’s at and doesn’t get worse, she will continue to get sick.  He feels she is a good candidate and would rather get her on the list sooner rather than later. If they wait too long she could get too sick and not be able to have one. 

Next week is more doctor’s appointments to determine her surgical status. Wednesday is a procedure called EGD. I won’t even attempt to spell out the over 20 letter procedure! Basically it’s a scope that goes down her throat to check her esophagus, stomach, and upper part of the small intestine. They are making sure there are no ulcers, bleeding, growths, etc that would disqualify her for surgery. So far every exam she’s had - dental, MRI, cardiac cath, and more I can’t even think of, have all had good results. 

Please continue to keep her on your thoughts and prayers. This process is way more complicated than we realized. 

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Comments (15)

  • Jodi Lincoln
    Jodi Lincoln

    Continued prayers for Kenna!

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thanks, Jodi. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Holly Hudson
    Holly Hudson

    Prayers and optimistic thoughts. You got this, Kenna!

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thanks, Holly. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Terry L. Barkhaus
    Terry L. Barkhaus

    Love you, Kenna! Always praying. 🙏💖

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thank you, Auntie Terry. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Marlys Corn
    Marlys Corn

    You are continuously in our prayers Kenna! Stay strong, lean on Him and know He is carrying you! 💚

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thank you, Marlys. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Ralph Koscheka
    Ralph Koscheka

    Kenna is in our prayers

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thank you. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Ann Radtke-Fross
    Ann Radtke-Fross

    Sweet darling Meg..... I am praying very very hard for Kenna & your whole family. This is so frightening...... sending all the good mojo I have left to Colorado bound. Xo. Aunt linger

    2 years ago · Reply
    • Megan Schmid
      Megan Schmid

      Thank you, Aunt Linger. Your kind words always mean a lot. <3

      2 years ago · Reply
  • Brett Kelley
    Brett Kelley

    Continued prayers and strength coming your way!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Dana Marie MacCoy-Bishop
    Dana Marie MacCoy-Bishop

    Sending more positive energy!!! Oxoxox

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Makinzy Grady
    Makinzy Grady

    Sending you all daily hugs and prayers!❤️

    2 years ago · Reply