Besides the HLA antibody tests, Lillian also gets two rejections scores (they use 2 different methodologies to generate the scores, hence how they can be different) via electrocardiogram. These scores (I have no context for them besides the numbers) were 2 and 4 last time she had an ECHO, but the results we got today from the ECHO yesterday were 2 and 2, so another improvement in that regard.
In terms of the actual discharge process: right now, Kathryn is beginning her 48 hour stay with Lillian. This is basically a change for the hospital to test us with having Lillian's care transferred to us. This policy is good, as it's been over 5 months since we were solely responsible for Lillian's care. We're also going to be running extensive blood tests tomorrow to test her Valganciclovir (anti viral targeting the CMV virus so far contained within the heart), as well as getting another HLA antibody sometime over the next days. She will have lab draws on Thursday, after which we will pull her thigh PICC line. It's going to be weird seeing that go, as that line has been in since October 24th, 2010. Stable and reliable for use.
On the homeward stretch now! Hopefully this one sticks a little bit more than the last one.