Rick is in CCU on a ventilator until his body learns how to use his new lungs completely. The doctors say that there are no red flags and it is just a simple matter of time before he can be taken off the ventilator so that he can breathe on his own. In the meantime, he is receiving excellent care from Johns Hopkins and has a regular visit from a dozen doctors and surgeons each day on rounds.
Aug 10, 2017
Rick went into surgery this morning at 11:30 am EST for a double lung transplant. We are praying that the surgery goes smoothly and that his body accepts his two new lungs without any complications.
Jul 30, 2017
Latest update - "dry-run" on Thursday 7/27/17 (check out the sevens in that date). A "dry-run" is getting to the hospital getting prepped for surgery - and discovering the surgery...
Jul 10, 2017
I would like to explain the HelpHopeLove Campaign to help Rick and Brenda, which has a goal of $50,000 to help cover expenses not covered by his medical insurance. His double lung transplant will...
Jul 09, 2017
Another week has flown by - had a new experience this Sunday - taught the Acts 2:42 SS Class at BUMC from my exile in Baltimore, MD. We are working out the kinks of getting video -...
Jul 03, 2017
News from Baltimore - while we wait.
Had my first session of pulmonary prehab today - I call it prehab because it is primarily to gain strength before surgery so I have a good chance of a quick...
Jun 29, 2017
Hello friends, A great big THANK YOU to all who have help jump start this adventure. Brenda and I are certainly overwhelmed by everyone's concern and contributions. It is difficult sometimes to...
Jun 25, 2017
Just back from Church at Linthicum Heights United Methodist Church - great bunch of friendly people. Sang from the hymnal and enjoyed the friendliness of these folk. Everyone comes up to greet us...
Jun 21, 2017
Saw the pulmonologist yesterday afternoon - another PFT test and the usual "vampire" routine - just 10 tubes this time. The nurse coordinator was encouraging about our position on the list - and...
Jun 19, 2017
Checking in after a wonderful Sunday. Went to 8:00 AM service at local Methodist Church - very caring and loving people. One lady invited us to breakfast for the next day - she happened to be...
Jun 19, 2017
Listed below is a Video from Eric Eitel , Rick and Brenda's Funding Advocate. Please watch the video and do what God would have you do. Thanks
Jun 17, 2017
Hi folks - checking in after one week in Baltimore. We have learned the essentials - drugstore, grocery, church locations. The only Cracker Barrel within miles is just up the street.
Jun 13, 2017
I got dressed this morning in a nice shirt to take a picture in my new office! Check it out!
Jun 12, 2017
We are now located in Baltimore - HomeWood Suites BWI - Now working remotely.
Jun 06, 2017
Family and friends of Rick Egnor are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Rick has chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because Help...