I just wanted to update you with a quick note about my grandpa!
He is in the 'step-down' unit from ICU and is able to walk the halls and get around on his own. He has been having some trouble with the diaphram under his new lung, and the transplant team is going to send him home when they feel he'll be safe on a ventilator at night on his own. He'll still need oxygen 24-7 and continue medications and exercise. Because he is just starting to recover, the transplant team feels his diaphram will need about six months to become active enough, and we're all hoping he can get out of the hospital during that six month period.
If he comes home soon, he'll require a hospital room full of equipment, home health and possibly a private nurse on call.
Since the whole procedure is ongoing, and my grandparents insurance or medicare does not foot anything close to the whole bill, they are still accepting donations for his transplant fund.
You can still help in a few ways:
Make checks payable to: HelpHOPELive
Note in memo section: In honor of J D Longfellow
Please send to: HelpHOPE Live
2 Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087 USA
Go HERE to make a credit card donation! (tax deductible donation)
or Make a PayPal Donation through me (I'll send you a personal thank you!)