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Setback (hopefully minor) for my granddaughter

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Setback (hopefully minor) for my granddaughter

Most of you have have been on the Hawaii forums know that my granddaughter, Tau, had a mother (my daughter) to daughter liver transplant in 2000.

The transplant was very successful and both recovered.

Tau has had a setback, minor we hope. Her last lab tests showed a problem and an ultrasound showed a collapsed valve or bile duct.

She will undergo surgery on Tuesday, May 7 to place a stint in the valve or bile duct. We hope & pray that the surgery goes well, the stint works and for a complete recovery.

For my first few years on the TA forum, my avatar was a photo of Tau in a Tahitian costume.

Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers on Tuesday.

Edited: 04 May 2013, 19:42
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1. Re: Setback (hopefully minor) for my granddaughter

Will do dusty. My prayers and best wishes to your granddaughter, her mother and you too!!

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Aloha Dusty,

I remember her picture.

My prayers to all, as it is not an easy time for everyone.

Take care and God's blessings to all.

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Best wishes and prayers.

Are they in Cal. now?

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Sending thoughts and prayers for a most successful stent insertion procedure......and speedy recovery.

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You got it!

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You & yours will be in my thoughts & prayers. :)

Dusty I hope you know how much we all appreciate and respect the time and effort you put in here, too. :)

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Blessing on your crew, many good thoughts winging your way.

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She will be in my thoughts and prayers, Dusty. I remember the avatar well.

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Prayers for your family.

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10. Re: Setback (hopefully minor) for my granddaughter

I thank all of you for your kind words and prayers.

I believe the surgery will be at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. They have a transplant center there. So they will have a good medical staff.

They live in Issaquah so it's close to Seattle.

On a brighter note, over the past year, they are trying to ween her off the anti rejection drug. When they were still living in Hawaii, she was already on a fairly small dose that she took twice a day. During the last year or so, it was cut to once a day. And recently reduced to once every two days.