I Had A Double Lung Transpant

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    I haven't posted in a few days about my friend

    but she still continues to make amazing progress! I am so proud of her and blessed to have her for a friend! Another eventful day in Vanderbilt University Medical Center MICU. First we had our second day of PT. Not quite...
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    3 Responses Oct 1, 2015

    The news about my friend gets better

    and better! :) Today was a busy day. Respiratory therapy came by and changed my friend over to the Trach collar first thing this morning, which means she was breathing entirely on her on with no ventilator safety net. The only extra she is getting is about a 15% bump in...
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    6 Responses Sep 28, 2015

    I was at the gym when I checked my Facebook

    for updates on my friend and this is what was posted. Donna is having a big day today! Her sedation meds have been weaned to the point that she is communicating well with us. She is even being patient with our poor lip reading skills. :) The nurses were able to slide her over...
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    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    Update on My friend. She had somewhat of a

    roller coaster kind of a day, but in the end the doctors decided to remove the ECMO bypass cannulas from her neck. She is slowly progressing on a high ventilator setting. Hopefully, there won't be anymore setbacks and she continue to heal and get stronger.
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    3 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    Update on my sweet and strong friend.

    I'm so excited to be writing this I'm doing the happy Snoopy dance! The Drs have started weaning her off the ECMO today!!! The oxygenation part of the ECMO has been turned off and with some support from the ventilator her new lungs are fully processing oxygen in and carbon...
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    5 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    About a year or so ago,

    I met a woman at my gym who has inspired me in more ways than one. We quickly learned that we were both cancer survivors and had a lot in common. We worked out together and became very close friends. The thing that inspired me about her was she was on a portable oxygen tank and...
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    6 Responses Sep 19, 2015

    Today's update on my friend :) She slept much

    better last night and woke up in a spunky mood. :) She is back in the chair and watching football. The respiratory therapist has adjusted the settings on the ventilator to work her lungs more and she is responding well. Every day I thank God for laying his hands on my friend and...
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    5 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    More updates on my friend :-) She had a good

    night last night with her resting comfortably with only two wake up times. one because she was cold and another because she was hurting a little. Lung function has been steady all night and into this morning. Today's plan is to slowly reduce pain medication and watch lung...
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    4 Responses Sep 23, 2015
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