Hello Friends, A very Happy Christmas and New Year to you and your loved ones. Here is an update on Debasish's health. It has been a little over three months since he had the lung transplant surgery and about eleven weeks since he returned home. During this time, he has been recovering steadily and making good progress, despite a few ups and downs. He is now enrolled in an outpatient rehabilitation program and slowly building up his motor strengths and endurance. Recent CT scans and bronchoscopy reports indicate that his new lungs are working fine and that his body has not rejected them. Therefore, he no longer requires supplemental oxygen anymore. He is moving about independently, as well as driving moderate distances. Although he is temporarily abstaining from crowded spaces to avoid risks of infection, he is diligently working on getting back to a normal lifestyle. Earlier this month, he was blessed with his first grandchild, Vishnu. He is overjoyed at becoming a grandad. He will however need to continue with a rigorous monitoring schedule, involving regular visits to the doctor's office and diagnostic tests (blood work, X-Rays, CT scans, bronchoscopy, etc.). In addition, he had to continue with his regimen of diet and medication, as well as attend physical therapy to regain his sense of balance. All this is very costly and involve significant out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. We still have some way to go in order to meet our fund-raising goals. We thank those who have contributed to the funds with all our heart. For those who have not yet but might consider making a donation, we would deeply appreciate some help. Any amount is welcome. Warm regards for a wonderful holiday season and a safe, peaceful, and happy New Year. Angshuman Gooptu Son
Oct 07, 2016
We wanted to update everyone on our father's status: After almost 3 weeks in the hospital, our father was released on Monday evening (October 3rd). However, since the doctors still wanted to conduct more tests he stayed at the hotel across the hospital. While some of the side effects from the numerous medications still persist, they are going down and he is feeling better day by day. His new lungs, according to his pulmonologist, are functioning well. Since it is a new organ, he is still in the critical period for acute rejection. Therefore, we will be consistently monitoring his vitals on a daily basis, making sure his medication regimen is followed accurately, and taking him for weekly labs, bronchioscopy tests and appointments with his pulmonology team. We are also praying for his safe recovery. We wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your support through this difficult time. We are hoping our father is able regain an independent lifestyle again. Will keep everyone updated on his progress....
Sep 28, 2016
A GOOD NEWS UPDATE -- The Gooptu Family is pleased to share their news that Debasish received his gift of life - his lung transplant - on Wednesday, September 14th.
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Sep 26, 2016
An update on my father's status: My father recovered well during the week of the 19th and was transferred from the ICU to general recovery floor. Unfortunately, his condition worsened early...
Sep 18, 2016
My Dad's lung transplant procedure was successful! He is currently recovering in the ICU.
Sep 08, 2016
Was called a few weeks ago to the hospital for the surgery but sent back from the OT because the donor's lungs were infected. Waiting for a matching set of donor lungs to become available and...