During the first year after transplantation, you will need to bring your child to the Liver and Intestine Transplant Clinic frequently for lab and clinic visits.
A typical schedule of post-transplant clinic visits might be:
|After Surgery||Number of Clinic Visits||Number of Labs|
|Month 1||Twice a week||Two to three times a week|
|Months 2-3||Once a week||One to two times a week|
|Months 4-6||Once a month||Twice a month|
|Months 6-12||Once a month||Once a month|
|Year 2 and on||Once a quarter||Once a quarter|
This is a general guideline. Your actual schedule and follow-up visits will depend on how your child is doing, how their intestine is functioning, and whether your child has developed any additional problems after transplant.
If your child is having complications, visits may be more frequent.
Also, please remember:
- We must be able to contact you at any time. We need to have current work and home numbers.
- Your child will need lifelong lab tests every three months - throughout childhood and into adulthood - to ensure the best intestinal function and to evaluate for any transplant-related problems that may occur.
- Your child's transplant nurse coordinator or transplant nurse practitioner will act as your contact for any problems or questions.
For appointments or scheduling, contact the Liver and Intestine Transplant Clinic.