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Family: Brayden still in stable condition, no major issues

Posted at 6:07 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 09:07:04-04

Brayden Eidenshink continues his recovery after a recent heart transplant.

After waiting nearly four and a half years for a heart transplant, Brayden received his heart earlier this month.

But, since the transplant, he's dealt with complications.

In a social media post on Sunday on the Brayden's Brave Heart page, family said, "Brayden has remained stable on (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) no major issues."

Brayden has been on a machine to help his body and family had posted on the social media page saying there have been concerns that his body was rejecting the new heart. He's continuing to undergo tests to determine what's causing the issues. 

Sunday's post said, "We did get the results back from his 2nd biopsy and it was negative for cellular rejection and antibody rejection...just waiting till tomorrow for the growth part of it...they are treating him for a full course of antibody rejection has 2 more treatments of plasmapheresis every other day."

Brayden's family said in the post that he's been looking forward to Halloween and family will "work on making a special Halloween party for him later."