Monday, July 2, 2012

Quick Update from Chapel Hill

I am so sorry that I did not have a chance to update our blog over the weekend.

Thursday afternoon my doctors from the transplant team decided that I needed to check in at Duke Hospital’s Emergency Room and possibly be admitted. Trying to diagnose and treat me via emails and called in prescriptions simply was not working. We proved that after two rounds of antibiotics!!

So late Thursday afternoon off we go to the ER!! Well, I was admitted and spent the evening in ER waiting on a room. In the meantime they did a chest xray and CT Scan to get pictures of my current situation. Finally got a room and was moved at 12:30AM.

The team got started fairly early on Friday trying to diagnose and treat my lingering infection. To be honest, on Friday and Saturday I was not sure that there was any improvement. But, Sunday was a different story!! I actually walked 10 laps around the hospital floor (they told us that would be about 1/2 mile). I didn’t do this all at one time but did it in groups of 2, 4, 2 and 2. Then, this morning I walked 5 laps in two sessions.

And when the doctors made their rounds today they decided to let me go home!! Joy!!!!

So I am back at home now and feeling so much better! Will be going to rehab tomorrow, off for the fourth and then back at it on Thursday.

So now I am feeling very much like I can finally get on the road to a full recovery and get my rehab back up to par so that I can get listed. I have not weighed yet but do not feel that I lost very much, if any, weight. They kept up with my feeding tube requirements while I was in the hospital.

So, hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks we will finally see me getting listed for my new lungs!!

Thanks to all of you who keep saying those big and little prayers for me out there. It is helping!!

Stay tuned!!


  1. Glad to hear that they got you back on track. Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Keeping a positive attitude along with all our prayers will make everything come together for you soon. Make sure Charlie is taking care of himself as well because you'll be needing him by your side after the surgery.

    It's about time.

  3. Fingers crossed for you, Sherry!

  4. Glad to hear you finally got that nasty infection under control. Doing those laps sounds like good news to me. Hope we get another great report next weekend.

  5. Oh you poor thing. I am so sorry you are having to go through all this. I hope things are finally going the right direction and you can get listed. Hang in there.

  6. edwardbraun47@aol.comJuly 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM

    prayers and good luck going your way, love y'all

  7. Sherry, we are continuing to pray for you and Charley -- sounds like you are on the mend and our prayers are being answered. God bless & we look forward to hearing you are on the list!

  8. We forgive you for not updating but glad you did today. Getting a bit worried about you two.

    Thrilled you are feeling so much better. Did they share with you what the infection was or how it started?

    Prayers for you Sherry that this is the last of the set backs and now you will get on that list!

  9. I was wondering about you this morning, Sherry. Getting the infection behind you should give you more strength during your PT. You are in my thoughts; so is Charley.

    Can't wait for the day you come on bragging about your new lungs! :)

  10. So glad you hear that they may have you on the right track for your infection and that you are feeling so much better. Think about you all the time and pray for your both. Hugs.

  11. very encouraging news! your home must be getting crowded, because you have an awful lot of people there with you in spirit! keeping you in my heart EVERY DAY!
    Luv ya my friend!

  12. Great news, I am tuned in waiting for your next update - on time or late!