August 26, 2013

Dave and mom

Dave and mom

Not much to report lately. We are still waiting for organs. Dave is still monitored weekly.  He seems to have his blood sugar under control once again. We got him out walking again this past weekend. Put some cooler back in his face.  He even went with his Aunt to church last week where many wonderful people prayed for him.

But, he is bored out of his mind.  He builds and paints model cars along with large Lego sets.  Anybody out there have the more advanced Lego sets they want to donate to the cause? Dave (and his caregivers) would greatly appreciate them.  Or anything else you can think of to help him pass this time of waiting.

Lego sets

Lego sets

Model sets

Model sets

 

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August 12, 2013

After several days of rest and IVs at the hospital, Dave has come home.  While he is not feeling too energetic and does a lot of sleeping, the Drs felt he was well enough to sleep in his own bed tonight.

While there, the transplant team told him that 3 more sets of organs came available this past week with his blood type, but his team had to pass on them because they were from people much larger than David.  They would not fit.  This gives us hope though that his wait will not be long.

Thank you to those of you that have put out donation canisters, we have started collecting on some of them.  If anyone else would like to receive one, please let me know.

For those that have sent donations recently, Dave is behind in his thank you cards because of his recent hospital stay but you will hear from him soon.

August 1, 2013

Dave has received The Call!   We are sitting at Duke University Hospital in the Short Stay unit at this time.  The organs are being harvested and will be flown in for the transplant.   There is a slight chance that after they get David prepped, the organs may not be viable and we have to go home and start waiting all over again.  As soon as we know here I will post it.  It will be a long night and we will try to pass along information as quickly as possible.

A common question right now is where are the organs coming from.  We have Bon idea.

if its all systems go, the actual surgery will take about 15 hours.

Skye and Gary are home waiting for news from us whether or not they should get in the car to drive up.  They are packed and ready to head out the door if its a go.

Dave in admission. Looks like grandpa is sitting between Dave and Linda. This orb is not a reflection

Dave in admission. Looks like grandpa is sitting between Dave and Linda. This orb is not a reflection

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The helicopter is waiting to transport organs

The helicopter is waiting to transport organs