Tim will be going to the in house rehab floor later this week. He is doing really well! Kidneys and liver looks much better now. It seems like about once a week he needs a blood transfusion but again they say that is not out of the norm after this surgery. He is very anxious to get home! And he has asked the lung transplant coordinator when can he return to work? Which she responded lets focus on getting you through recovery first! There have been several bumps in the road but now it has been looking pretty smooth. Thanks to all of you for keeping Tim in your thoughts and prayers.
Mar 13, 2014
Tim got transferred at 2:00 am this morning to his new room on the floor. He is having some minor surgery tomorrow am at 7:30 for a very large hematoma (spelling?) on his right upper chest. Apparently the small drain they removed 3 days ago must have been clotted and they thought there was no more drainage in there and the blood is now pooled there. It looks terrible. He has so many bruises all over his body. So also because of that they had to give him more blood today. He is pretty pale and very tired so there was no PT today. He should be there on average 2 to 3 weeks still. The room is: 4SW (South West) room #23. I would say to wait a couple more days until you would like to visit. He is just so drained right now. He really needs a lot of sleep. He did not need anymore dialysis today because his "numbers look really good". So kidneys are getting better. His stomach still needs to wake up. It s hard for him to eat because he feels full all of the time even when he hasn't eaten anything. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day for him after the surgery. Thanks again to all!
Mar 06, 2014
Tim is doing great! He is still in ISCU but should be on the "floor" Friday or Monday. He may only need 1 more dialysis session scheduled for tomorrow. All chest tubes are out and that went very...
Feb 26, 2014
Tim is doing better every day. He should be off of dialysis today and getting his chest tubes removed. MAYBE even get the ventilator out! He is getting very frustrated with his progress. He...