2/12/2005 3:55:00 PM
Post date: Jun 10, 2011 1:52:11 PM
This is Jenn. I just received a call from a very tired sounding Jason.
Natalie went back to surgery this morning due to her hepatic artery being blocked. Her liver numbers began rising, causing the need to operate to find the source of the problem. The doctors feel that the artery became blocked due to pressure from her being closed up yesterday. There is now flow through the hepatic artery, but the surgeon had to leave her "open" meaning not even her skin is stitched together. Her incision is covered with gauze. She will be left this way for 2-3 days.
Natalie has been relisted, as Status 1 (the highest lising status possible). There is no plan right now to re-transplant her, but because of the blockage, there has been some damage to the liver. How much, they don't know yet.
Please, please, please send up prayers right now for Natalie, Becca, and Jason. This is a very, very difficult time for them right now. I told Jason I would call back early this evening for another update.