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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:41 PM Mar 2014

****WCGreen Update --Thursday March 27, 2014****And there's a picture!

From his wife:

Here is my darling man smiling for me. This was last night and he had breathed on his own for a good part of the day. The tube in his nose goes to his stomach and some meds are dispensed through it. The blue tube and white bandage are his trach. The tube coming down on the right is probably one of the intervenous meds or method of feeding. Chris has the hardest time with tube-feeding. Today, they are operating to insert a tube to alleviate the gas in his belly. They are also inserting a feeding tube in his small intestine; it delivers nutrients in a much more efficient manner.

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****WCGreen Update --Thursday March 27, 2014****And there's a picture! (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 OP
He smiles while enduring that! JNelson6563 Mar 2014 #1
exercise his legs for him 2pooped2pop Mar 2014 #2
Believe me, if I were there, I would be helping! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #5
that's good 2pooped2pop Mar 2014 #17
Come on Chris!!!! Keep chugging!!! Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2014 #3
Yay! DoBotherMe Mar 2014 #4
Chris still has a great smile. In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #6
He really does! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #7
The world is a better place with Chris in it. In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #8
Awww. Still smiling through it all! Triana Mar 2014 #9
This looks like progress! LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #10
Onward and upward!!! lamp_shade Mar 2014 #11
NGU, Peggy and WC! librechik Mar 2014 #12
Great smile! gademocrat7 Mar 2014 #13
Thank You For The Good News, Ma'am The Magistrate Mar 2014 #14
Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy. Solly Mack Mar 2014 #15
Good to see that smile! joshcryer Mar 2014 #16
Love these updates, as each seems better than the last... angstlessk Mar 2014 #18
k&r... thanks CP !!! spanone Mar 2014 #19
I thought of Chris when we drove past the s-cubed Mar 2014 #20
I'll bet he did! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #21
His courage is inspirational. kentuck Mar 2014 #22
He's looking good... Tikki Mar 2014 #23
Continued good vibes! Phentex Mar 2014 #24
It's great to see him doing so well. brer cat Mar 2014 #25
I will keep on doing these until he can do them himself... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #26
Great News.... CherokeeDem Mar 2014 #27
I know Aerows Mar 2014 #29
I can't tell you how glad I am for both of you Aerows Mar 2014 #28
I will, my dear Aerows, when I see him the next time... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #31
Hugs and planting seeds Aerows Mar 2014 #33
We are all thinking about you, Chris and continued healing vibes ! Boomerproud Mar 2014 #30
Hang in there big guy! redwitch Mar 2014 #32
Looking good! MuseRider Mar 2014 #34
Yay! Keeping those positive thoughts going for you Chris. Can't wait until you are back livetohike Mar 2014 #35
Thanks for posting. Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2014 #36
This is a long and slow recovery malaise Mar 2014 #37
Good thoughts TuxedoKat Mar 2014 #38
If you click on My Profile...MINE, that is! CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #39
Thanks TuxedoKat Mar 2014 #41
As do we all, my dear TuxedoKat... CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #43
The first year post-transplant is so rough. Hang in there Chris! Rooting for you! nt riderinthestorm Mar 2014 #40
that is so great to see JI7 Mar 2014 #42
Thanks, CalPeggy. pacalo Mar 2014 #44
Slow and easy nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #45


(28,151 posts)
1. He smiles while enduring that!
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:43 PM
Mar 2014

I mean, what does that say about a person? Amazing things.

Thanks for posting this update Peggy, great to hear good news!




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2. exercise his legs for him
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:44 PM
Mar 2014

Do range of motion because the hospital does not do enough. Also if he doesn't have a footboard to keep his feet from dropping you should put some high top shoes on him. I was out for only 6 weeks and my legs were really bad.


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5. Believe me, if I were there, I would be helping!
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:46 PM
Mar 2014

But I am not there...

They have special leg things on him to keep his blood moving and he does get up from time to time.



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17. that's good
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:51 PM
Mar 2014

I lost a lot of muscle and could not walk for a very long time plus the pain in my legs was bad. I had foot drop and was lucky it did not cause perm. damage. I was only in ICU for about 6 weeks. I wasn't getting up at all though and that could be a big difference.

Had the whole trache thing and breathing machine and all that. Just went to bed one night feeling like a storm was coming in coz my body was aching. Woke up 6 weeks later.

My legs are still not normal and I think it's been about 7 years ago now. But am very glad to be around. lol

Am very glad to see that he is continuing to improve.


(72,300 posts)
8. The world is a better place with Chris in it.
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:51 PM
Mar 2014

I know how much his continuing progress makes you and all his friends here happier.


(12,799 posts)
10. This looks like progress!
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:18 PM
Mar 2014

Thanks again, Peggy.


Can't wait for him to join in the fun here at DU again.



(39,961 posts)
28. I can't tell you how glad I am for both of you
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:10 PM
Mar 2014

to finding your way out of the woods. Both of your are some of the best of us on DU. I know he isn't all of the way out yet, but I'm so glad that WCGreen is making progress.

The community of DU cares, CP, I know I do. Give him a hug for me and tell him that we are all thinking of him, and wishing for him to get better so he can include his acerbic wit in the forum .


(150,674 posts)
31. I will, my dear Aerows, when I see him the next time...
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:14 PM
Mar 2014

I don't know when that will be, though; hopefully sometime this year.

He's a great hugger!

Thank you for your very kind words, sweet girl...They mean a lot.


(8,112 posts)
30. We are all thinking about you, Chris and continued healing vibes !
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:12 PM
Mar 2014

Hugs to all who care for and love our WCGreen.


(14,982 posts)
32. Hang in there big guy!
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:15 PM
Mar 2014

A long, hard road to recovery but already a lot of the hard work has been done. I would hate all the tubes too!


(3,818 posts)
38. Good thoughts
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:35 PM
Mar 2014

and prayers for Chris. I'm sorry, I missed the message where he was sick, but glad to see he is in good spirits and doing better.


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39. If you click on My Profile...MINE, that is!
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:43 PM
Mar 2014

And then click on the tab on the left-hand corner, which is my Journal tab, and then go back to Page 3 of my journal, you will be able to read all the posts I've done about WCGreen and his surgery.

He had bad lung disease, and needed a double lung transplant, which he got this year on Jan. 2nd.

His wife has been posting updates on Facebook, and I've been bringing them here so all his DU friends would know what's happening.


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41. Thanks
Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:54 PM
Mar 2014

I will go read your Journal. Now I remember something about him being in the hospital. Wow, a double lung transplant, I hope and pray all continues to go well for Chris.


(24,722 posts)
44. Thanks, CalPeggy.
Fri Mar 28, 2014, 11:04 PM
Mar 2014

Recovery is such a long process for transplants of this magnitude. I continue to wish Chris the very best for his complete recovery.

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