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Please Help Jan Ziskovsky with Lung Transplant Recovery

Jan Ziskovsky had a lung transplant on November 5, 2020 at Philadelphia’s University of Pennsylvania – Penn Medical Center after Jan’s years-long treatments for interstitial lung disease stopped working. This was blindsiding and unexpected for Rosemary and Jan, with no time to prepare for the road ahead. Jan’s recovery will be long; her medical team expects Jan to be hospitalized for at least two more months.

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April 24, 2021

Good evening. Back from our weekly trip to Philadelphia to see Jan’s transplant team, rehab, pulmonary function test, and chest xrays. We are happy to report that Jan is stable and showing improvement. Her team is pleased with her progress. She has been stable, no surprises and is starting to see the progress. Next step is to feel the progress. Her body has been through a lot so she doesn’t always feel stronger and better but that will come. Its in looking back that she can also see the progress. She is more and more able to participate in everyday life activities. We appreciate each day we have.

March 29, 2021

We are now home! The week we were headed home, she no longer tested positive for the rhinovirus so she was able to return to the outpatient intensive rehab program. We will be going to Philadelphia weekly for appointments, rehab, standard labs and tests for the upcoming 2-3 months. We are both thrilled to be home. Jan is recovering well from the blood clots and has been very stable over the past 4 weeks. She grows stronger each day and while we know unexpected things will likely continue to happen, being home has felt more like we are moving forward with health and healing. As always we appreciate everyone’s interest, prayers and support as she continues her recovery.

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January 14, 2021

No signs of rejection - those are beautiful words:) Team Ziskovsky is working it's way home. Jack and I are keeping you in our prayers and sending our love.

Sarah Else

January 5, 2021

Dearest Jan, Marilyn and I will be praying for your recovery. Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Please say hello to your mother for me. Your brother always, Dennis If you ever want to call or text 630-234-0447

Dennis Free

December 17, 2020

Here is to applesauce and continued PT! Sending love and best wishes for a brighter 2021! Sarah

Sarah Else

December 13, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers for strength, comfort, and healing for Jan and Rosemary. Hugs.

Dennis & Cathy Rice