Thursday, May 16, 2013


Just a quick hello from Team Rampton. I was re-admitted to IMC on Tuesday afternoon with sluggish kidney function again, and was completely fine with this call because I was in quite a bit of pain. I've been hydrated and medicated and now have a feeding tube giving me some much-needed nutrition to prep me for the ultimate goal of liver transplant. My docs have said that the recovery process post-transplant is markedly improved with better pre-transplant nutrition. So since I have been losing muscle mass and nutrients like a gambling addict loses nickels, this was the best route. As you can see in the photo below, Miles needs no feeding tube. Putting the tube in was a nightmare that included lots of vomiting and some more vomiting, but now it's been in for just over a day and seems to be doing its job, which is good. I just hope I'm out cold when they take it back out. 
So life goes on and we are hopefully just progressing towards that liver transplant. The prayers on our behalf are working like a charm. I may not be in the best physical shape of my life. I wish I could go back in time, I'd take State. But our family's spirits remain high, and we attribute that to our support from all of you. Thank you and please keep it up! We'll get through this! We love you all!

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