Nathan’s Story

Site created on January 31, 2018

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

Newest Update

Journal entry by cindy farmer

Nate has been feeling dizzy, a bit of fatigue, with a few other symptoms. He contacted the LA Transplant Team and I am happy to report he had an instant response. He wasn't due for labs or a video appt for another week, but Dr. Lee (One of the 3 LA Transplant doctors) explained the importance of labs the next day, and moving his transplant video appt. forward to the following day.

Nate had his labs drawn which showed a bump in his creatnine from 1.30 to 1.48 in only 5 days and his magnesium was very low. His previous weeks labs showed his tacro trough was once again high at 14.8. 

Dr. Lee was kind, thorough, and very knowledgeable. He feels the high level of tacro (the most important anti-rejection med) is the culprit. They had already reduced his dose, so  Dr. Lee wants repeat labs drawn again this week and for him to have an appt with his local nephrologist also this week.

He held off making any med changes, other than adding a prescription magnesium to his regimn and suggests that he stay on his  meds to prevent both fungal and viral infections for one year as opposed to the routine 6 months to be on the safe side. Nate is comfortable doing this to avoid serious complications.

Other than the dizziness and a few other symptoms, Nate is feeling wonderful! The only thing he notices is how easily he picks up a cold. Previous to his Transplant he rarely even got the sniffles. He has battled a cold several times since being home but is very grateful his body has been able to fight it off.

Love And Thanks For You All!


Patients and caregivers love hearing from you; add a comment to show your support.
Help Nathan Stay Connected to Family and Friends

A $30 donation to CaringBridge powers a site like Nathan's for one month. When you give by June 16, your donation will be DOUBLED, up to $15,000, thanks to a generous gift from Kim and Pete Segar.

Show Your Support

See the Ways to Help page to get even more involved.