Cal volleyball's Savannah Rennie receives liver transplant
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California volleyball player Savannah Rennie has received a liver transplant that she hopes will have her back on the court next season.
After a 2 1/2-month wait in Indiana, Rennie posted Wednesday on Twitter that her surgery at Indiana University was a success. She wrote: ''HELLO! I am doing well! Docs said everything went really well & that my liver was huge. I am so thankful for all your support, love you all.''
The 19-year-old Rennie received a congratulatory shoutout from USA Volleyball and others who have been following her plight.
Last summer, before her freshman year in Berkeley, Rennie experienced unbearable headaches and high fevers, nausea and loss of appetite, soreness and then pain in her abdomen. She had body aches and lost weight.
Rennie was diagnosed in September with congenital hepatic fibrosis with portal hypertension.