It has been a trying few months for Ron and I. He has been in and out of the hospital with all kinds of complications. He just came again from the hospital where he was being treated for over 30 pounds of fluid retention. They cannot find out the reason for him retaining the fluid even though they did every test imaginable. He is working on losing 5 pounds more of fluid and they will reduce the fluid meds. I am praying that with the reduction, he will not start retaining the fluid again. Please continue to pray for him as this also causes him to get down. Thanks for your support in everything.
Apr 30, 2014
Ron had a scare last Thursday. Doc called from Philly and thought he might have a bleeder going on. So we went out and he was admitted. They did all kinds of tests but found no bleeders. Thank God!!! We came home Saturday night and he is doing good. He is still having trouble with fluids and I am waiting for doc to call back. They will probably increase his fluid pills again.
Mar 25, 2014
Ron is doing good. Being he was confined to bed for 7 days after surgery, his legs are weak. He is working very hard to overcome this. The doctors say he needs more intense therapy to gain his...
Mar 21, 2014
A GOOD NEWS UPDATE- We are pleased to share our news that Ron received his Gift of Life - his heart transplant - on Wednesday, March 13. Thank your for your support of our continued need to...
Mar 02, 2014
Ron is still having problems with his fluid retention. Doctor says he is on 1A indefinitely due to the VAD complications he just had last week and his LDH numbers still being higher than they...
Jan 15, 2014
No news/call yet. Still waiting but he is holding his own.
Jan 01, 2014
Happy New Year, everyone! Ron is back on 1A due to his LDH numbers rising again. This is what caused the clot in the first VAD. Praying that doesn't happen before he gets a new heart. Thanks to...
Dec 21, 2013
Ron is having possible complications. He is going to Phila. on Monday the 12/23/13 for a right heart cath. The transplant team has upgraded him to 1A again due to his LNH and hemoglobin numbers are...
Nov 25, 2013
Chocolate candy bar sell is going great!! Thank you for purchasing one. If you haven't and would like to buy one, see family or Deb Caudle.
Nov 20, 2013
Ron has used his 30 days as a 1A and has been moved to 1B group now. Doc says he is still up in the ranks since he is on his 2nd VAD and his condition of his heart. We are still waiting for the...
Oct 24, 2013
Ron went to ortho doctor on Wed. His muscles in his left knee are very weak. Doc said that the replacement knee is looking good but the muscles are weak. This is caused by all of his episodes this...
Oct 18, 2013
My second LVAD has been working just fine.
GOOD NEWS ! Just got the call that I have been moved up to 1A on the transplant list. This means that I am on the top fo the list.
Oct 18, 2013
10/18/13 Ron had a good report from the doctor on 10/15/13. He is getting stronger in body which will help him in transplant surgery. Ron is able to walk again on his treadmill which he enjoys...