Wednesday, 26 November 2014

She's in!!!

Here I go for a double lung transplant. 

It's official! I am on my way to getting a double lung transplant.

It can take 8-12 hours so don't expect any news right away. Once the transplant is over I will be in ICU for several days or week. Once I am coherent and can breath on my own, I will be transferred to the 'Multi-Organ Transplant Step Down Unit' also known as the 'Acute Care Unit'.

Once I graduate from that unit, I'll be transferred to the Multi Organ Transplant Unit where I will be in intensive physiotherapy, learn about my anti-rejection meds, and recover until I am ready to be discharged.

A long road ahead but it will hopefully all be worth it in the end.

Thank you for all the positive thoughts, prayers, well wishes, and love. This has all be so much easier because of all of you. <3

Edit: This blog was written ahead by Alley. They just took her to surgery now so I (Amy) will update whenever I hear any news. Myself, David and Cindy are flying in later today. Thank you to everyone for their prayers and love.

*I just thought I should note that the hospital doesn't allow flowers for transplant patients. Not that I expect everyone to lavish me with flowers but just in case you had the urge, maybe a donation to an organ donor charity like or Canadian Transplant Association or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation would be better. 


Anonymous said...

Yay Alley! I've been up since 4am wondering about you. Prayers and love headed your way! Even Oliver said a prayer as well as my church group. Stay tough A-dawg! Love you amber

Sharon Fawcett said...

Thank you for all of the updates. We're praying for you here on Main Street Petitcodiac as you undergo surgery, and will continue to during the journey ahead. The road to recovery sounds like a long one, but you are now on your way! Sharon

Faith said...

<3 <3 <3

Cheryl JJ said...

Thanks Amy for keeping us updated. It is very much appreciated.

christina mccully said...

Stay strong Alley. Great news Thanks for keeping us updated

Dave VanSlyke said...

After all these long months, with all of the ups and downs, it looks like you have now turned the corner and are finally on the upswing. Such wonderful news! Stay strong and enjoy as much as you can) your return to your new normal. We look forward to hearing from you as you document the next phase of your journey.

Anonymous said...

You and your family grew up a few doors down from us. Your dad came in to each of the classes at Petty Primary to teach everyone about Cystic Fibrosis. We then moved away, but we have thought of you often. Our positive thoughts and prayers are with you during this part of your life's journey. The Blakneys {{hugs}}