I have no idea where this will lead, but I thought I should put the information in this blog.
I called Wendy,my transplant coordinator, this morning and left her a message that my FEV1 (lung function) was continuing to decline and had now gone below 2.0 – about 60% of predicted for a man of my age and weight. This afternoon she called back and told me that Dr. Baz, the lung transplant director at Shands, had ordered a PRA (Panel Reactive Antibody) test for me when we go to Shands on Wednesday morning.
Naturally, I asked what a PRA was. She explained that it was the first protocol for re-transplantation.