We are very happy to announce that Bruce underwent a very successful lung transplant surgery on Saturday May 20! Bruce got the call late Friday night and it was go time! Tests were run throughout the night on Friday night and by morning it was determined that the lung was a good match! The surgery took place Saturday early afternoon and by Saturday evening Dr. Linda Bogar, our brilliant superhero surgeon, came out to tell us that it was very successful left lung transplant! We are so grateful to his doctors and medical team at INOVA fairfax, to friends and family like you, who have supported him through this last year and- it's hard to express this adequately- to the donor who's lung will give Bruce a brand new start. Eternal Gratitude. Bruce is recovering at a rapid rate and impressing the amazing staff in ICU with his progress. He is cracking jokes and spreading his positive strong spirit with everyone around him! They will have him out of ICU and on the 'step down' floor as soon as a bed becomes available there. One nurse just said "you gotta get out of here because ICU is for sick people and your not sick anymore". It's been amazing to see his oxygen levels at 100% with no oxygen therapy! This has been a miraculous experience so far and we cannot thank all of you enough for your thoughts, prayers, good vibes, care, love, and your contributions here on HHL! The surgery is behind us. Now his journey back to health begins! We know with Bruce's great attitude and all of the love and support from all of you he is on a beautiful path to full health and recovery! We will continue to update you all! Thank you for your continued support!
Apr 06, 2017
Bruce and family would like to thank each and everyone of you for your loving, caring words and healing thoughts and prayers. Bruce is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and keeping happy and positive due in large part to everyone's support. He is overwhelmed with the love and support from everyone.