Another trip to the ‘Burgh

We’re back from another trip to Pittsburgh. This was the first follow-up visit after Al’s transplant. He had labwork and a clinic visit yesterday and a bronchoscopy today.

We left Thursday morning about 7am and arrived in time for his appointments in the afternoon, then stayed one more night at the Neville Family House. The bronch was the only thing to do today and was an outpatient proceedure, so we were free to leave by about 5pm.

It was done under mild sedation, so there was some observation time before we could leave. The photos here are Al having his first food after being NPO since last night. He really felt okay and was glad to get the sandwich. They wanted to get a lot of fluids into him, so he had some cranberry juice and a can of Pepsi.

We noticed they have a new can design that we haven’t seen at home yet.

Al has been cleared to drive, but with the sedation still wearing off, I drove home tonight. He’s free to drive himself around all he wants to now, and enjoy that until they tell him he can go back to work!

One Month and Counting

I can’t believe it, but the one month anniversary of Al’s Transplant is here. It sure has gone by fast.

Al visited the Doctors on Monday and had a couple lab tests done. He’s having another blood test drawn tomorrow and if all looks well, they are going to consider letting him go home to Lockport.

We are planning on a quick day trip to Lockport for Thanksgiving (going AWOL) but may not need to resort to that, now. Continue Reading…

For those of you mailing things…

I’ve sent emails to a couple of people who asked, but in case anyone else needs to send something our way, here’s the address for the next month or so: Continue Reading…

Twitter: at UPMC again

I feel like this is a Twitter post – short and sweet about where I am and what I’m doing. But there isn’t much more than that to report.

Today is Al’s first scheduled visit back to the hospital since he was discharged. He’s got labwork and an X-Ray, plus a visit to the clinic that oversees his condition.

So, we rose early this morning after watching the Bills lose last night, and rode the shuttle bus to the hospital. Al is off doing what he has to do. I went to the cafeteria for breakfast. I’ve been eating cereal at the house, but some hot food seemed like a good change. So I had a western omelet. Continue Reading…

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