My husband was posted on the transplant list just over a week ago. Been to the education meeting and beginning to make a plan for when that call comes...
He had been having trouble breathing and as he has emphysema and ascites we went along to A & E yesterday to see if his ascites needed a further drain.
Darent Valley were excellent and they done bloods and an ECG within 45 minutes. We were seen by a doctor who also wanted a chest x-ray. That was done very quickly and he was immediately put into a side ward, then within a further 10 minutes was admitted to a ward.
We still do not know what has happened but the consultant who saw him has seen a spot or shadow on his lung and kept him in.
His renal function has deteriorated and as he is on Warfarin for an SMV Thrombus checked his INR which has dropped to 1.7.
I have no idea what is happening - they want a CT scan but are worried about his kidney function. I think they want to talk to Kings tomorrow so not sure what is happening or where we go from here.
Just as it was beginning to look promising and he had agreed to be listed.
Didn't sleep last night and it seems miles away tonight too.
Keeping everything crossed.