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Posted 2018-08-16T16:40:07Z

Assessments...

Kenna found out yesterday she will for sure need a kidney as well. The kidney team was hoping her kidneys would come back after a few weeks of dialysis but, unfortunately, that is not the case. There is no improvement. The silver lining? This could actually help her case to get the number one spot on the transplant list.  They will take a liver and kidney from the same donor. This will help her body to be less likely to reject the transplanted organs.[...]

Posted 2018-08-10T16:14:26Z

Assessment on Monday

The last few days have been a whirlwind for Kenna. Unfortunately, her liver is continuing to decline which means they do not want to wait a few more weeks on the dialysis. The initial hope was that dialysis would encourage her liver to begin to regenerate but we are not seeing that happen. Her liver team wants her to come in Monday to begin assessment for a transplant. This assessment includes looking at how quickly this happened to her, her age, her nutrition, a psych eval, etc. Then after this has been compiled they present her case to a board (or something like that) for the number one spot on the transplant list. Then it becomes a waiting game for a liver to come along that is the right match. [...]

Posted 2018-08-08T14:15:47Z

The last 2 weeks

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile for an update because things have been going well. Kenna has been getting into her new routine at home which consists of daily meds a couple of times a day, dialysis for 4 hours a day 3 days a week, and a weekly liver appointment with her liver team. [...]