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(150,674 posts)
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:51 PM Mar 2014

****WCGreen Update -- Saturday March 8, 2014****

From his wife:

His lung biopsy showed his new lungs are still healthy. Wonderful!

He still is confused, but can show the hospital staff that he is more with it. Of course, it doesn't help he can't talk because of the trach. This can be problematic. They may ask him a question, he doesn't really answer, and then he is not attended to when it is necessary.

If anyone knows of a job, I'm in dire need of one. Thanks.

To clarify the bit about the trach: He still needs support from the ventilator. He IS breathing on his own, but not enough, so the vent is still in use, just not 100% of the time.

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****WCGreen Update -- Saturday March 8, 2014**** (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 OP
thanks for this update, CP... hlthe2b Mar 2014 #1
Thanks for keeping us up to date Peggy Ohio Joe Mar 2014 #2
My dear Ohio Joe... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #3
I'm so happy that he is continuing to improve. In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #4
Hang in there WC--Thanks Peggy panader0 Mar 2014 #5
Thanks for the update, dear CaliforniaPeggy! calimary Mar 2014 #6
Thank you for the update. GoCubsGo Mar 2014 #7
Thanks, Peggy! femmocrat Mar 2014 #8
Chris could be experiencing "pump brain" or "bypass brain" TexasProgresive Mar 2014 #9
I'll bet he is. CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #11
Good vibes to WCGreen! Phentex Mar 2014 #10
Hang in there CaliforniaPeggy coldbeer Mar 2014 #12
Thanks, CalPeggy. pacalo Mar 2014 #13
Thank you. nt LWolf Mar 2014 #14
Keep it up, WCGreen! Octafish Mar 2014 #15
Thanks, CP. Solly Mack Mar 2014 #16
k&r... spanone Mar 2014 #17
The recovery from one of these is brutal nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #18
It is more brutal and slower than I had any idea... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #19
What an amazing journey.. thanks Cha Mar 2014 #20
Kick pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #21
Aw, thank you, my dear pinboy... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #22


(150,674 posts)
3. My dear Ohio Joe...
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 12:55 PM
Mar 2014


I need these updates too......I know how it is!

It's tough not getting to talk to him...


(82,581 posts)
6. Thanks for the update, dear CaliforniaPeggy!
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 01:25 PM
Mar 2014

I hope the healing continues smoothly and that his wife finds a job that allows her some time-flexibility.


(12,205 posts)
9. Chris could be experiencing "pump brain" or "bypass brain"
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 02:19 PM
Mar 2014

Some people put on a heart lung machine experience times of confusion. I hope it passes quickly.

2 of my co-workers had bypass surgery and complained of it but one of them was really no different that I could tell. He was always a bit lost.


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11. I'll bet he is.
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 02:29 PM
Mar 2014

I'd forgotten about that. I believe it's pretty common.

Thanks for the reminder, my dear TexasProgresive.


(306 posts)
12. Hang in there CaliforniaPeggy
Sat Mar 8, 2014, 02:51 PM
Mar 2014

That's easy for me to say, but I really mean it.

I just cannot imagine new lungs and the stress
you must be going through. WCGreen has a great

I have a few medical problems but this reminds
me of the kid with no shoes (me) seeing a kid
with no feet.

Hang in there!


hey, this just takes time, but you will be ok.


(150,674 posts)
19. It is more brutal and slower than I had any idea...
Sun Mar 9, 2014, 01:01 AM
Mar 2014

I just did not see how tough it was going to be.

She IS a hero.

Thanks, nadin...

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