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Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:41 PM

****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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Reply ****WCGreen Update --Thursday March 27, 2014****And there's a picture! (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 OP
JNelson6563 Mar 2014 #1
2pooped2pop Mar 2014 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #5
2pooped2pop Mar 2014 #17
Hassin Bin Sober Mar 2014 #3
DoBotherMe Mar 2014 #4
In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #7
In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #8
Triana Mar 2014 #9
LiberalAndProud Mar 2014 #10
lamp_shade Mar 2014 #11
librechik Mar 2014 #12
gademocrat7 Mar 2014 #13
The Magistrate Mar 2014 #14
Solly Mack Mar 2014 #15
joshcryer Mar 2014 #16
angstlessk Mar 2014 #18
spanone Mar 2014 #19
s-cubed Mar 2014 #20
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #21
kentuck Mar 2014 #22
Tikki Mar 2014 #23
Phentex Mar 2014 #24
brer cat Mar 2014 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #26
CherokeeDem Mar 2014 #27
Aerows Mar 2014 #29
Aerows Mar 2014 #28
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #31
Aerows Mar 2014 #33
Boomerproud Mar 2014 #30
redwitch Mar 2014 #32
MuseRider Mar 2014 #34
livetohike Mar 2014 #35
Joe Shlabotnik Mar 2014 #36
malaise Mar 2014 #37
TuxedoKat Mar 2014 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #39
TuxedoKat Mar 2014 #41
CaliforniaPeggy Mar 2014 #43
riderinthestorm Mar 2014 #40
JI7 Mar 2014 #42
pacalo Mar 2014 #44
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2014 #45

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:43 PM

1. He smiles while enduring that!

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

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

Julie

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:44 PM

2. exercise his legs for him

 

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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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:46 PM

5. Believe me, if I were there, I would be helping!

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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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:51 PM

17. that's good

 

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.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:44 PM

3. Come on Chris!!!! Keep chugging!!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:44 PM

4. Yay!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:46 PM

6. Chris still has a great smile.

Thanks for this update, Peg.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:47 PM

7. He really does!

I am very heartened to see it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:51 PM

8. The world is a better place with Chris in it.

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

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 12:53 PM

9. Awww. Still smiling through it all!

 

Wishing him good health and SOON! Lots of blue and white light...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:18 PM

10. This looks like progress!

Thanks again, Peggy.

((Chris))

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

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:18 PM

11. Onward and upward!!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:21 PM

12. NGU, Peggy and WC!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:27 PM

13. Great smile!

Thanks, Peggy for the update.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:28 PM

14. Thank You For The Good News, Ma'am

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:28 PM

15. Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:47 PM

16. Good to see that smile!

Best wishes!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 01:53 PM

18. Love these updates, as each seems better than the last...

Thanks!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:14 PM

19. k&r... thanks CP !!!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:16 PM

20. I thought of Chris when we drove past the

Cleveland Clinic this weekend. Hope he felt my good vibes!

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Response to s-cubed (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 02:17 PM

21. I'll bet he did!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:09 PM

22. His courage is inspirational.

Thank you.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:16 PM

23. He's looking good...

Hugs to Chris, the family and friends


Tikki

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 03:18 PM

24. Continued good vibes!

Hang in there, WCGreen!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:02 PM

25. It's great to see him doing so well.

Thanks for keeping us updated, CP!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:04 PM

26. I will keep on doing these until he can do them himself...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:08 PM

27. Great News....

He looks great for all he's been through... Wishing him a speedy recovery!

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Response to CherokeeDem (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:11 PM

29. I know

 

He's a good DUer!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:10 PM

28. I can't tell you how glad I am for both of you

 

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 .

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Response to Aerows (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:14 PM

31. I will, my dear Aerows, when I see him the next time...

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.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:16 PM

33. Hugs and planting seeds

 

accomplish more than violence and planting bullets.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:12 PM

30. We are all thinking about you, Chris and continued healing vibes !

Hugs to all who care for and love our WCGreen.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:15 PM

32. Hang in there big guy!

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

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 06:46 PM

34. Looking good!

All to be expected, part of the deal. He is doing well and looks terrific!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 07:39 PM

35. Yay! Keeping those positive thoughts going for you Chris. Can't wait until you are back

posting with us .

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:28 PM

36. Thanks for posting.

((Vibes)) for WC

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:31 PM

37. This is a long and slow recovery

Good to see progress.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:35 PM

38. Good thoughts

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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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #38)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:43 PM

39. If you click on My Profile...MINE, that is!

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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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:54 PM

41. Thanks

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.

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Response to TuxedoKat (Reply #41)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:57 PM

43. As do we all, my dear TuxedoKat...

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 08:47 PM

40. The first year post-transplant is so rough. Hang in there Chris! Rooting for you! nt

 

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Thu Mar 27, 2014, 11:56 PM

42. that is so great to see

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 11:04 PM

44. Thanks, CalPeggy.

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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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Fri Mar 28, 2014, 11:09 PM

45. Slow and easy

 

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