Terry was in the hospital in Minneapolis for 10 days. He came home Wednesday January 31st. He is on IV infusions twice a day which we administer at home. Once a week a home health care nurse comes to the house to do blood draws and once a week he will go to OSF for a different IV infusion. He will have the infusions for a minimum of four weeks. We thank all of our family and friends who have supported us and been there for us every step of the way. There is not a day that goes by that we do not think of the donor's family. With one year approaching, this is a diff URL time for them. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time.
Jan 29, 2018
Terry has been back in the hospital in Minneapolis since last Monday. He has a CMV virus that 90 percent of lung recipients get from their donor. He will be on antibiotic infusions for the next four weeks. Besides having it in his blood, he also has it in his stomach which has caused a lot of stomach complications
Jul 14, 2017
Terry has had a few bumps in the road as is expected. He had a TIA in June which is a mini stroke. Now he is checking his blood pressure 3 times a day instead of two. He his just getting over a...
Jun 16, 2017
We received the results back from his June 8th bronchoscope and he has a fungal infection in his donor lung. We have been expecting some bumps in the road and here is a bump. He is on a high...
Jun 09, 2017
Terry went through labs, echo, X-rays, Pulmonary Therapy, doctor's appointment and bronchoscope Wednesday and Thursday. Everything went well so far. His lung biopsies take approximately 10 days...
May 05, 2017
Terry was released from having to live at the rental apartment in Minneapolis on Wednesday, May 3rd. Half way home about 3 hours away from home we were t-boned while traveling on Highway 17 in...
May 01, 2017
We had an amazing weekend at home with the family. Thank you Stacey for making supper Friday nite and breakfast Saturday morning. The kids have been all great watching over the house and...
Apr 27, 2017
Awesome news today- we get to go home for the weekend. We will leave after rehab tomorrow about 12:30 et and will drive back to Minneapolis on Sunday. Even better news-if all goes well after his...
Apr 22, 2017
There has been a lot of emotional ups and downs with his lung transplant. Since day one of his transplant a few close family members have made our life miserable. I believe they are feeling guilty...
Apr 21, 2017
Terry is still having stomach issues so they sent him for X-ray's of his stomach today. He found out the right side of his colon is not working and there is blockage. They have a game plan in place...
Apr 20, 2017
Terry continues to have stomach issues and his medications are being adjusted daily. His magnesium dropped drastically again and they now have him on magnesium oxide twice a day which has to be...
Apr 16, 2017
Terry's stomach issues are acting up again. The game plan is to change one of his anti rejection medications on Tuesday. He has an awesome team of medical staff. Please pray for the donor family...
Apr 13, 2017
Terry had his bronchoscope this morning and so far so good. The lung was pink which is good, the stitching was good, and no sign of infection. They took ten biopsies which will take up to 10 days...
Apr 12, 2017
Terry is at the Infusion Center now getting magnesium infusions. His magnesium has to be up before he can have his bronchoscope done tomorrow.
Apr 12, 2017
They adjusted Terry's medication last night and he feels a little better today. His blood work shows his magnesium level at 1.1 which is extremely low which is a result of diarrhea.
Apr 06, 2017
It has been a rough week. Terry felt better two weeks ago. He feels sick and has no energy. We will no more after his bronc on Thursday April 13 th. Tso weeks ago they said if the bronc looked...
Apr 04, 2017
Saturday we spent 6 hours in the Emergency Room. Terry was vomiting and was dehydrated. He had two bags of IV drip. His tests came back good and he was able to go back to the rental apartment. He...
Mar 31, 2017
Terry had extensive tests and doctor's appointments yesterday. He is scheduled for a bronchoscope on April 13th and if all goes well they may release him early-in two months instead of three...
Mar 22, 2017
We had quite the scare yesterday. His chest X-ray last week showed nodules on his donor lung, he has a bacteria/fungus in his donor lungs did his antibodies were increasing which is a sign of...
Mar 17, 2017
Terry's blood pressure seems to be under control now with the medication the doctors have him on but his blood test showed that his antibodies are dropping which is a sign that his new lung could...
Mar 15, 2017
Terry is now off of oxygen completely. Yay! His hard work is paying off. Monday his blood pressure skyrocketed but the doctors have him on high blood pressure medication-the first time ever...
Feb 28, 2017
2/27/17. Terry had several appointments this morning including labs, X-rays, pulmonary function tests and doctor's appointments. He is progressing nicely and amaze the doctors. Some of his doses...