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!

Back in Pittsburgh, laptop fixed.

Al is back in Pittsburgh for the week. He is there, not because anything is wrong, or even because of the transplant directly, but because he is taking part in some research study.

He went there Monday with his Aunt Gayle along. I am going to drive down Wednesday or Thursday to take her place for the rest of the week. Continue Reading…

On the Road Again

Just a quick post to say Al has been released from Pittsburgh and can go home!

We’ll be driving home this afternoon as soon as we can get checked out and packed up.

We’ll be home well in time for Thanksgiving!

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…

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