Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Sherry is continuing to improve daily in spite of a couple of “bumps in the road” over the weekend. She was moved back into ICU Sunday afternoon because of an infection threat and could get closer monitoring. We moved back into a regular room yesterday afternoon after the test results came back and are starting her walks again. We are hoping the drainage tubes are removed from her chest today. This should show immediate improvement in her walking.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers and I will continue to update when I can.


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Overdue update

I’m sorry I have not updated for a while, but I have been a little busy lately.( ya think?) Sherry is doing very well and has had no problems so far. She is in “step-down” and is walking laps in the hallway several times a day and the doctors seem to be pleased, but are pushing for more laps. Her attitude is very good and knows the more she walks the sooner she gets to go home. Thank you for your continued prayers for her and I read all the comments to her. I will try to update the blog sooner next time.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Lungs!!!

We got a phone call yesterday around 2PM while I was shopping that Duke might have a match for new lungs for Sherry and to get to the hospital as soon as possible. I had to rush home to get her and we got to the hospital at 3:15 and was taken to the room to wait for word if they matched. They finally took her to the OR at 10:00PM.

At 6:30, we received word that the surgery was finished and she was in ICU and we were able to see her for about 15 mins  and she looked great. Her report was she came thru the surgery great and had no problems. We should be able to see and talk with her late this afternoon and she might be able sit up some also.

Thank you for all your prayers and thoughts  in the last few months. I will bring her the ‘puter and let her update when she can. I’m not too good at this.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lazy Weekend

Well, Charley, the 2 fur babies, and I have had a very lazy weekend. Only did a little clean up around the 5er and did some cooking. Otherwise watched the Olympics, pro football and Nascar. Oh, and did I forget to mention we all napped??Laughing out loud

Yesterday was rainy and dreary all day. We had planned to go to one of the malls for a while and out to lunch but changed our minds with the weather like it was. Glad we did. We both got some needed rest.

No more calls this week so still patiently waiting. Have to go to Clinic for some blood work early tomorrow morning and then to hospital so that they can check out my feeding tube to make sure it is okay. So there will be no fitness center tomorrow but I will be back there on Tuesday!

Wish I had some more interesting news to share with everyone but it has been a pretty dull week after our dry run on Monday night!

Stay safe out there and stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We now have proof!!

If there was ever any doubt, we now know that I am really on the transplant list at Duke!! We had our first dry run last night.

Got a call at 4:36PM yesterday afternoon and were told to report to the hospital as soon as possible. Lungs may be available!! Arrived at the hospital before 5:30 and got checked in to the short stay area. Had to put on one of those awful hospital gowns and then had all of the necessary blood work, chest Xray and vitals done. Then the wait began.

At 2:30AM this morning we got a call from the coordinators and we found out that when they arrived to actually harvest the lungs they decided they were not acceptable. Duke will only take the best and I like that!! So we were mustered out and allowed to go home.

This was very scary for me but at least now I know what to expect and how the process works.

Keep praying for us that we will get some great lungs soon!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Another Hot Week

Well, it has been another hot week here in Durham / Chapel Hill, NC!! In the high 90’s every day and no rain so it is very dry! I hate to say it but I am so ready for some cool weather!

We have not gotten a call about lungs yet but we are keeping our phones charged!! Went to the fitness center 4 days this week and did good on all but one day that I was not feeling well. Will be going 4 days this coming week also. Have a doctor visit for a checkup and labs on Thursday so will miss that day.

Charley and I went out to dinner last night, and although I usually don’t say too much about our meals out, I have to brag on this one. The name is Firebirds and it is in South Point Mall in Durham. We had a great steak there with all the trimmings and wonderful service. They had a lime cilantro vinaigrette salad dressing that was delicious!! And one funny thing happened. We saved a little bit of steak to take home to the fur babies. Our server took it back to the kitchen to box it up. He came back a few minutes later and was so apologetic. Seems there had been a mix up and our steak had gotten thrown out. So they were cooking us a new steak to take home. We told him that was okay but he insisted. Well, we paid our bill and waited for only a few minutes and here it came. They sent us home with a very nice steak and a loaded baked potato too!! And we had only saved a small piece of steak for our babies. So guess what I had for lunch today??Smile with tongue out

Hope everyone out there in blog land is doing great and staying cool!!