Friday, October 9, 2009


So if you haven't noticed, I'm not really good at blogging everyday. I either have waaaaaay too much to do, or resting from having so much to do. But I have a wonderful update! Two of the six chest tubes are out and he is eating soo much better. Hopefully some of the other chest tubes will come out Monday. His friend Tony, who had double lung transplant only 11 weeks ago, came by to see him.Wednesday. Tony looks wonderful! I can't wait to see Danny gain his weight back! He got out of bed yesterday and sat in the recliner for a while and ate his dinner. Today he was up walking laps around the nurses station, with NO OXYGEN! We had the post-transplant class yesterday. Before the transplant they told us it would be like trading one set of problems for another, and boy are they right! At least he will be able to breathe and enjoy his life while dealing with this set of problems though! I am so excited to see him enjoy his life. He is already laughing and thinking about what all he wants to do when he is able to do so!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Quick update:

Danny was moved from CICU to Transplant ICU and is doing well! He still hasn't gotten out of bed but I think they are going to try that today, as well as remove some of the chest tubes. He is having really bad back pain but has ALWAYS had pain in his back, so I didn't expect it to go away. He ate a little yesterday! He is only on 1liter of oxygen, but the nurse turned it off without telling him yesterday and he didn't even notice :) He told me yesterday that if his back wasn't hurting him he would be up running! He also said he's ready to go to the Zoo! Where that came from, I don't know (could be the meds LOL), but I'm ready to take him anywhere he wants to go! In the next couple of days they are going to start teaching him about all the new meds he will be taking. Thanks for all the prayers! We thank the Lord that they were answered and he is recovering nicely!

Monday, October 5, 2009

The WAIT is OVER :)

Danny FINALLY has a new pair of lungs!!! The surgery was over about 4am this morning and the first time we got to go back he opened his eyes and squeezed my hand. He tried to talk but couldn't because of the tubes in his throat. He is doing GREAT and looks good too. The breathing tube just got taken out and he is breathing on his own. I got to see him about an hour ago and his only complaint was "I'm HOT!!". I will try to update as much as I can. But now it is time to catch some sleep. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers :) This is what we have been waiting on for a looooooong time!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

PATIENTLY waiting...

on the doctor to tell us if the lungs they have for Danny are good. So we should know within the hour if he will be headed to the operating room. Thanks for all the prayers, and those of you who simply read and understand me :)