So it's been a long time, here's a little update. Just did my 8 month check up, x ray, lung biopsy, pulmonary function test, ect. and everything is heading in the right direction still. No infection or rejection, just some pain issues. But the contrast of the new to the old chest x ray really stood out to me. On the right side is my old lungs xrayed and you can see all the white scarring. That is all fibrosis that had lowered my lung capacity down to 14%. I should of been in a coma my doctors said. On the left are my all clear / black outlined new lungs. Doctor says they look perfect, that's what you want. All black, no white. What a difference, I was in really bad shape! October 2017 x ray comparison Left Side; Current new lung x ray = perfect, you want all black, white spot in the middle is the heart. Right side = old lungs, all the white is fibrosis, it's so bad you can see my esophagus kinked sideways. How the hell did I breath or swallow at all!?!
Jul 17, 2017
Our pig roast/BBQ fundraising event was a huge success! "Thank you", to all of our generous donors and helpers, the support we received from all of you was humbling. The weather on the day of the event was perfect and we managed to exceed our projected goal!
Jamie is doing well, he was able to attend the event and personally thank everyone for their support.
We couldn't have come this far without the support of our family and friends! You guys ROCK!
May 04, 2017
Hello All- Doing a quick update on Jamie because it’s been awhile and I’ve been overwhelmed and bad at keeping people up to date. Jamie is doing well, mainly dealing with some pain issues, but he...
Apr 17, 2017
As you can see from our new profile photo, April is Donate Life month. As you know, Jamie probably wouldn't be here today had his donor (and the donor's family) not made the decision to donate his...
Apr 08, 2017
HI all. Just wanted to express my gratitude for all of the support you've given to Jamie, myself and his family. It's truly unbelievable.
He's doing pretty well right now. Some questions about...
Mar 16, 2017
In the first album is a new photo that the surgeon took during the surgery. It shows one healthy transplanted lung in his chest, the top lung, and a diseased lung still waiting to come out, the...
Mar 03, 2017
Today Jamie wanted me to include a note about how thankful he is to his donor's family and the gift of life that they have given him in their time of personal tragedy. He does not know much about...
Mar 02, 2017
Jamie had his first lung transplant clinic visit yesterday and, according to his doctors, things are looking good. He had his first CT scan post transplant, looking for any blood clots in the...
Feb 22, 2017
Jamie was discharged from the hospital last Friday, not even 2 weeks after his transplant. There was some fluid and air retention, which his doctors classified as normal at this point, that kept...
Feb 11, 2017
Thank you everyone for your support! It's overwhelming to think about the number of people who are pulling for Jamie!
Jamie continues to do well. He's now able to walk the unit floor without...
Feb 09, 2017
Jamie is making great progress. The threat of immediate organ rejection has been overcome and he was transferred out of the ICU today and is now in the transplant step-down unit. Two of his four...