The most unlikely person has asked me to update my diary… so I will. This one’s for you… you know who you are. 😉
Antibodies were found in Jasmine’s blood, confirming the theory that she is having a kind of rejection. Her new lungs have an antigen in them that is causing this and it’s been building up most likely since she got them. Unlike my prior explanation, they are not replacing the plasma they take out. They are letting her body do that, and this whole process of “washing” her blood takes ten days — one day of treatment and one day of rest, for a total of five treatments that started yesterday. There is a chance this could be a one time thing. Sometimes the body wises up and realizes that it’s attacking itself. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t, and this process may become a regular monthly occurence. If that is the case, we won’t have to do a ten day course every month. We’re doing it that way now to remove eleven months of build-up. After this, one day’s treatment should be adequate.
So with the timing of this, Jeff and Jasmine will be in St. Louis for at least two more weeks, which simply sucks. I’m in Bloomington, getting things ready for the move with agonizing slo-o-o-o-wness. I want my husband back in my bed, my two girls in their bedroom and Nina being sleep-trained in her bedroom. I want to go back to pretending my life approaches something looking like normal, or at least, uneventful. I pray this is the case. I may be the only person I know who prays for a boring existence.