Sunday, April 10, 2011

Amazing

Amazing:

Adjective

amazing (comparative more amazing, superlative most amazing)

  1. Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderfulqualities.
  2. Jim's new lungs.
We said the word amazing several times this weekend. As the seasons change we are realizing all the things that Jim was unable to do pre-transplant but can do now! He washed 3 of the cars, inside and out! Little Red looks beautiful.

He also helped me move some heavy dirt (with an industrial mask on), cleared out the garage, brought the patio table out. All we kept saying was how amazing it is that he is able to do this. He never thought he'd be able to do any of this again. Oh, and he didn't even cough once!

We found a maple tree that popped up between some of our pine trees and decided to relocate it for future planting.
I couldn't find a large enough potter so I used the old tin garbage can. I like it! Eclectic or desperate. You decide:

Abby enjoyed a bone while we worked. Dharma chewed grass and followed me around.

Just a few pictures from my run on Saturday:







I went down to one of our local parks and did laps. It was a bit hard to stay motivated because everyone else was either having a picnic, fishing or just hanging out. But, I got it done. Only 1 run left until the DASH. If you are interested in donating click here.

Here are some pictures of Jim's bronch:
In this picture you can see the anastomosis from the transplant on the left.

This one is hard to read but it indicates that everything is normal other than some secretions that are in his nasal passages.

Today we heard back from Jim's transplant coordinator about his bronch results.

1. NO REJECTION! The last 3 bronchs showed A1 rejection but now he's clear. *huge sigh of relief*
2. WBC is up to 4.2
3. CMV is <200 (this is a good thing)
4. Tacrolimus level is 6.6 so they are increasing it by .5mg.
5. Pseudomonas was grown out in the sample they took - this is typical for Jim.
6. He also grew out staph aureus, which could be contributing to his sinusitis. They are treating this with Doxycycline.

Tomorrow is our celebrity bar-tending event. Wish me luck that we get lots of people to come out and support us. Team Sheldon and my Rock will be there along with friends and family.

Please say a prayer, send good vibes or whatever it is that you believe in for my friend who lost her grandmother recently. They were very close.

Thank you donor and donor family for such an amazing weekend!
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1 comment:

  1. FANTASTIC NEWS ON NO REJECTION!!! We are so happy for you.. what a relief that must have been. Glad to see you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend and were able to play in the back yard.. Luke did too! Glen and I will see you guys tonight!

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