Matthew had another biopsy yesterday. It's funny how after experiencing so many lows after awhile you don't anticipate good news coming. When it does come, it's wonderful! The interventional cardiologist took 6 pieces of Matthew's heart and all six pieces were clean showing no evidence of rejection!! His heart function was still down and unchanged from the previous biopsy, but the cardiologists are hopeful that Matthew's function will improve over time which could take several months. Yesterday was a long day- because his heart function was still down I think we all suspected more rejection. We all waited on pins and needles for the pathology report to come back and got word around 5:00pm that things looked good. We are so grateful for everybody involved in Matthew's care. Literally, the transplant team, and everybody we've come to know and love at Primary Children's Medical Center is like a second family to us.
The plan for Matthew now is to keep his steriod dose where it is for at least two more weeks. The transplant cardiologist is out of town until then and nobody wants to rock the boat while she is gone. I would imagine they will repeat another biopsy in the future, but today we are enjoying the good news and living in this moment! :)
Thanks to all of you for your continued prayers, love and support. We could not do this without all of you!