After yesterday's blog, which I thought long hard about posting since it was so personal, I've decided to share a bit of good news that we received from the liver specialist. Good news is all too rare these days. My daughter's blood work shows a tiny bit of improvement. There's actually a little healing going on with her liver, which is reducing her MELD score -- a number based on blood work results used to determine a statistical rate of morality for people with her disease who may or may not need a transplant. This means her chances of surviving are getting a bit better. The doctor remains highly cautious but was happy to report the unexpected improvement. It was such welcome and needed news on our end!
Thanks Jane, for your blog comment yesterday. :)
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