Hi all, Would like to give an update on Melvin. Ever since he has had the lung transplant he has had a rejection. The doctors have decided to put him back in the hospital to give him an IV of some sort to help get rid of these rejections. I'm hoping and praying that this time it works. They have tried numerous kinds of IVs but nothing seems to help. Prayers are appreciated.
Jul 26, 2017
The fundraiser came and gone. It was a big success. Lots of people, food, fun and darts. Raised some money to help with Mels expenses. Thanks to all that donated time, talent, monies and food to make it a great day.
Jul 26, 2017
Hi All, It's been awhile since I've given an update but it's been pretty crazy. He had a bronchoscopy when we went back to Cleveland the first of July an they ended up putting him back in the...
Jul 01, 2017
Good news. All of the tests Mel went through this past week came back with good results. So he has been able to go home for a bit. Will have to go back in a week and finish up on some tests that...
Jun 15, 2017
Mel was released from the hospital a few hours ago. All is going well except for the 14 more days of IVs but hopefully this will be the last of them for a long while.
Jun 13, 2017
Sorry to say Mel had to be ready admitted to the hospital today. He has a minor complication that cannot be taken care of with oral antibiotics. They will have to administer IVs instead. Hopefully...
Jun 08, 2017
Melvin is doing good at this point. Some of his medications have been lowered and some are more. He has been doing a lot of hall walking and exercising to help him get his strength back. He is...
Jun 02, 2017
Melvin has been discharged from the hospital or as they call it step down. He is doing very well. He went for his 3 week after surgery bronch. today. They will repeat this in another three weeks...
May 24, 2017
Melvin is still in step down but he is making great progress. He is getting his appetite back, taking walks in the hall and attending training sessions so he can maybe be released by the beginning...
May 17, 2017
Melvin was moved to the Step Down unit on May 16th. Yah!!!!!!!! Everyone in the ICU was great but it is time to move on. He is now in a private room where he can get a good nights sleep. He will...
May 10, 2017
On May 8th, 2017 Melvin was blessed with a new lung. He received the call from Cleveland Transplant Center on May 7th that they had found a match for him. He is now recovering in ICU for a couple...
May 05, 2017
May 05, 2017 All tests are done and back home for now. Now all we are doing is waiting for a phone call for us to go back for a successful transplant.
May 01, 2017
Tomorrow we will be heading to Cleveland for a few more routine tests. Also want to find out his allocation score and where it puts him on the transplant list.