It has been a good month of "no news is good news." Shari has been progressing through her pulmonary therapy. She has not had any major back-slides and we are all amazed at the difference the new lungs have made.
She doesn't wear oxygen at all during the day, including while working out for therapy. They are even letting her take a spring break "vacation" to our home in Idaho. It will probably be rough going back to Salt Lake after being able to sleep in her own bed, but we are all excited for the chance to live together for a week and Shari is excited get some lovin' from our animals (and the dog and cat).
Feb 02, 2015
Shari is getting out of the hospital today. It has been a full month and we have not done a very good job of keeping this site up to date. After about a week's regression with Primary Graft Dysfunction and being on an ECMO for blood oxygenation, Shari has made steady improvement.
She is headed to her Uncle Larry's house to be in the area of the hospital with her mom and she is unbelievably excited about the change from being inpatient. We are a bit nervous as well for this next stage of recovery, but it all is part of the process.
Jan 08, 2015
Shari has gotten her transplant. Her surgery was on Monday, January 5, 2015; after a wait of a mere 4 days on the transplant list.
After a pretty amazing day of surgery and a pretty good day...
Dec 31, 2014
Shari will be officially on the list later today!
Her recent challenges have been keeping fluid under control. Excess fluid in her lungs reduces her lungs' ability to transfer oxygen and is...
Dec 24, 2014
Shari is in Logan with her family for Christmas and New Year's (and Christine's birthday). She has been officially recommended for the transplant list by the team at the University of Utah, but...
Dec 16, 2014
Shari is in the hospital in Salt Lake City all of this week undergoing testing. They are hoping to finish all of the required testing for the transplant list by the end of the week.
Dec 05, 2014
Shari is back in the hospital. She was in the ICU for two days because of extra fluid in her lungs. Her doctor commented that she needs to be put on the transplant list as soon as possible to...
Nov 24, 2014
All medications that might have helped with Shari's condition have been exhausted so the only help available now is the transplant. She is in the process of having all the work-ups done so she can...
Nov 20, 2014
Shari is currently in Salt Lake City receiving a treatment via a picc line that will hopefully help prepare her better for her transplant surgery.