Pat will head back to Brigham and Women's Hospital, with his sister Anne as his companion and driver on Thursday the 19th for his 6 month ‘bronchoscopy’ procedure on Friday the 20th. Anne is going this time so that Kim will not have to lose 2 days of earnings. The bronchoscopy is a biopsy to look for any signs of rejection or infection in his new lungs. Pat had a bronchoscopy 1 month after his transplant, again at 3 months and now at his 6 month anniversary! Pat will be put under anesthesia for this procedure and so depending on how he feels, even though Anne will be the designated driver this trip, they may spend one more night at Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston and drive back to Maine on Sat. the 21st. Please keep them in your prayers.
Jan 06, 2017
Great news....Pat did well with his clinic appointment at Brigham and Women's Hospital this week. His lung function is good, O2 sats very good, x-ray is "perfect". An awesome number on another test indicates that oxygen is getting into all the little nooks and crannies of Pat's lungs.
Jan 02, 2017
2016 was an amazing year filled with new LIFE from new lungs, overall health transformation for Pat and his family. PRAYER partners around the world and the importance of FAITH, family, friends and...
Dec 23, 2016
That was then, this is now…
It is trite to say that “so much has changed” since last Christmas. But…so much has changed! Last year, Pat’s health was not good. His lung...
Dec 06, 2016
Re-cap from yesterday's visit to B&W for his regular post-op clinic visit: Pat's spirometry test: (this is a measure of lung function) functioning is almost identical to the last measure on Nov....
Dec 05, 2016
Pat is at Brighman and Women's in Boston this morning for his regular post-transplant clinic visit. Will update with status report hopefully later today. We THANK YOU for keeping Pat in your...
Nov 30, 2016
Pat had blood work on Monday11/28 to see if his kidney function had improved from dehydration that led to hospitalization last week. GREAT NEWS! Kidney function is improving. There have been...
Nov 30, 2016
THANKS to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday. We are so grateful. Know that we remember all of you and Pat's donor's family in our daily prayers. Bless you all.
Nov 28, 2016
Tomorrow, Nov. 29, in honor of #GivingTuesday, HelpHOPELive will # FreeTheFee! That means your donation to HelpHOPELive in Pat's honor will NOT have ANY credit card fee taken out. No credit card...
Nov 27, 2016
Pat was discharged from Brigham and Women's hospital on Wednesday, November 23rd. On THANKSGIVING DAY, November 24th, Pat carved the turkey and enjoyed a happy day with his family. He THANKS all...
Nov 22, 2016
Today was a better day for Pat. Let's hope he will be able to go home tomorrow.
Nov 21, 2016
Pat is being admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital today 11/21 for a few days. His Kidney lab numbers are elevated and he will be on IV fluids.
Nov 20, 2016
Pat and Kim are heading to Boston TODAY 11/20 for Pat's clinic visit at Brigham and Women's Hospital TOMORROW 11/21.