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February 23, 2006
Hospi-Non-Blogging -- First Mate Update

The First Mate has been in the hospital since Tuesday morning, suffering from severe anemia and a critically low white-blood-cell count as well. She has had four transfusions in the past week and still has low hemoglobin counts. She's just had a dialysis shunt put in and will begin treatments tomorrow.

In other words, she's had a hell of a week.

It looks like she'll be in until at least the weekend, probably Sunday at best. They want to give her two dialysis sessions in the hospital where they can keep a close eye on her. They will not release her until her hemoglobin levels stabilize.

On the plus side, we think we have a good potential live donor for another kidney transplant. I won't say who it is until it's ready to go, but we're going to pray that he's healthy enough and that he is a good tissue match.

Thank you for all your prayers. I'll keep you updated.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at February 23, 2006 9:09 PM

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