Day 13--Still in ICU. Intubated, this time b/c increased respiratory rate and getting tired. Still has a slight temperature. Continues with Rt. thumb and index finger discoloration after 2 surgeries this past week for arterial clots. Found out he is allergic to Heparin. Off that med immediately and onto another. So far no more issues except for the fingers. Doctors tell us this may take 3 + weeks or more to correct but we'll see. He does have oxygenation to those fingers today. Also has had several bouts of A-fib which they say is normal after transplant. It has been a roller coaster ride of issues and emotions. Pray for us.
Jul 17, 2017
On 7-11-17, Peter received his call that a donor was found for him. We left to go to the hospital and at 4 PM we were told the donor was a viable match. He did not get out of surgery until 1 AM and About 1:20 AM the doctor spoke with us and told us he had completed the double lung transplant and the lungs were good lungs. We heard later that they also took the liver and kidneys for other recipients. Peter continues in the ICU having good days and then bad. He know has 3 of the 4 chest tubes he had. He is having a difficult time with delirium which they tell us is normal. Pain management has been difficult but manageable. He is on high doses of prednisone and he doesn't do well with that. Peter continues on hi-flo CPAP but will start to wean him off. He has been out to the chair twice. Today he receive a unit of blood. He is alert today and talking coherently. We are progressing slow but steady.