Liver Transplant: When to Call Your Child's Doctor

Call a liver transplant coordinator at Cincinnati Children's or your primary care doctor right away if your child has any of these symptoms:

  • Temperature greater than 100.5° Fahrenheit (38° Celsius) under the arm or by mouth
  • Systolic or diastolic blood pressure greater than the level your physician told you it should be on two consecutive measurements
  • Shortness of breath
  • Active chickenpox lesions or shingles
  • Unusual irritability with sleepiness
  • Seizure activity
  • Any urgent changes in your child's condition

Call the liver transplant coordinator about any of these important symptoms and procedures within 24 hours during normal business hours:

  • Persistent fever greater than 100° Fahrenheit (37.7° Celsius) under the arm or by mouth
  • Dentist visit or any dental procedure
  • Exposure to chickenpox or shingles
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Persistent vomiting (Always call if your child is unable to keep immunosuppressive medications down.)
  • Belly pain or swelling
  • Light-colored or bloody stools (poop)
  • Bloody or foul-smelling (smelly) urine
  • Painful urination
  • Yellow-colored eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Rash

The liver transplant coordinator renews prescriptions Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Please keep track of your medication supply and call the liver transplant office during these hours when a prescription refill is needed.

For emergency prescription needs after these hours, the on-call liver transplant doctor calls in only the required amount of medicine needed until the next business day.   Your child's primary coordinator will call in the rest of the prescription after reviewing your child's chart the next business day.

Please make sure to call if you are having trouble getting medicines at your pharmacy.


Last Updated 12/2013