Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lori

Please keep my dear friend Lori in your thoughts and prayers today. She's getting a bronchoscopy today to try and figure out why her lung function has dropped from the mid 70's to the mid 50's. She's 9 years post-lung transplant and had a living related lobar transplant like I did. She was the 2nd surgery done like that at Duke.. I was the 4th. She received lobes from her mom and dad! She's done so well with her lungs, with the exception of some bouts of acute rejection and some acute infections. I'm really worried about her, and just hoping and praying that whatever they find today will give them some much needed answers and can be treated. They have already discussed the possibility of her having to have a second lung transplant if this is caused by chronic rejection. She lives in Massachusetts now, but would be coming back to Duke if she needed another transplant. We just hope it doesn't come to that anytime soon!

Her hubby (who is also named Jason) is blogging about her bronch today. Go check it out. Oh, by the way, that pic is of Lori and me on one of my visits to see her. :)

Speaking of bronchoscopies, Shawn, another transplant friend is getting bronched today as well. He received his new lungs this past Thanksgiving and has already had an episode of acute rejection. They are hoping that it's gone now, and will know after this biopsy. He has also had a dry cough and they are unsure of the reason. The bronch should give them answers. His wifey poo Tina is such an awesome lady. She and I have so much in common.. both RNs and both have 13 year old daughters. :) Shawn is definitely blessed to have her in his life. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers also.

6 comments:

LJ said...

HEY its jason! Thanks for all the prayers! Lori and I love you guys and we also wish sometimes we were back there in NC...just to be closer to family. Tell jason i voted that i dont think he's weird, just dont know what makes him tick.......thats me too:)...BTW...i really think that you are Lori are the prettiest CF'ers i have ever seen.:):):)...tell casey and jason that i said hello...

Cindy said...

I will keep them in my prayers!

Aspiemom said...

LJ hasn't seen ME! lol Just kidding!

Wow, everyone's getting bronched today! Glad I'm not one of them!

Heidi said...

I'm so jealous you guys got to meet face-to-face!

LJ said...

Hey Christy, apparently Jay was on a roll in the waiting room! Posting comments and everything..eyyy yi yi:) I must say all cf'ers are pretty flippin hot..lol. I love you girl...thank you for getting the prayers out there for me. I need you to tell me how I can put a link in my blogs. I can't figure it out. XOXO

Christy said...

Fuck Jay! Honestly!