February 26, 2011

Rejection and meds and infections oh my!

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. This is just a quick update as I'm tirrrrred. Sorry for the lack of posts; I went to the hospital early Thursday morning after my niggling suspicion about an infection turned into proof. My immunosuppresant therapy is pretty high right now (hence my immune system is low) and an opportunistic little bug decided to set up shop in my bladder. AGAIN.

Anyway good news it isn't the resistant e. coli I seem to always grow, it's just your plain garden-variety e. coli. Yay! Which means after I did my 3 days stint in the hospital with iv meds now I get to come home and take a MONTH'S worth by mouth. Meh, whaddya do? Alhamdulillah for it all.

So to recap: I'm back home, I am still in my rejection episode but alhamdulillah I've regained some lost function already which is AWESOME, but I still don't know if it's chronic rejection (which is not curable) or if it's an acute case which means it flared up for some reason but the meds can stamp it out. Insha'Allah the latter but Allahu alim.

Gonna keep this short so I can get some sleep. For some reason up here, they only have shared rooms so I've not been so well-rested if you can imagine! Oh and I missed being connected. A and I just ordered a new laptop and wouldn't you know, it arrived at Best Buy Thursday but since I ordered it, the confirmation email just sat there. I coulda been blogging like there was no tomorrow if I would have known!!! lol Make hubby do a laptop and food run to the hospital for me. :-))

Anyway that's it for now, make a proper post later insha'Allah. Ma salaama ya'll!


Muslim Convert said...

subanAllah sounds scary, inshAllah I hope it's the latter too, take it easy.

HijabiMommy said...

You are in my duaas, Sis. Insha'allah the meds start doing their thing and you feel better soon.

Um Zakarya said...

Assalamu Aleykum my dear sister,

My prayers and heart are with you.INSHALLAH you'll defeat this one.May ALLAH SWT reward you for your patience through hardship.Ameen!Lot of love from your French sister :)

Stephanie said...

I've been thinking of you alot dear. I sincerely hope and pray your little kidney keeps kickin' along and you continue to experience good health. please keep us updated.

zanjabil said...

Insha'Allah your body will heal and fight the infection. I WILL make du'a for you sis :)

Umm Aaminah said...

MC, you know this time 'round it is a little more sobering. Last time, I was in my early 20s and invincible, right? ;-) Now I know more what is to come but alhamdulillah, it's my life and the only one I have so I'll just make the best of it insha'Allah. :-)

HijabiMommy, thanks for the du'a. Really knowing I have so many sweet sisters, both IRL and online, that are making du'a for me is very powerful.

Um Z, so glad you are home! Your comments always make me feel good.

Steph, thanks alot. I know you see everything day-in and day-out; it has to be tough. I usually leave the hospital just feeling so grateful for what I DON'T have, instead of the problems I do. It is humbling, huh?

Angelle said...

I hope and pray it's an acute infection -- how bizarre does that sound? Yet with it all, I am heartened to see that you keep such a cheerful spirit. I don't know what I would do in such a case. Bless you -- I will keep you in my heart and prayers.