So here’s the score:
This is the official update site (obviously). There have been some rumors flying around about how Joey’s doing. Understandably, people are upset and sometimes things unintentionally get distorted when they are. So calm down everyone, take a deep breath, and read on.
As I wrote before, there were a few complications with his surgery, but Joey’s new lungs seem to be working well. The surgeon came in yesterday and was happy with how he is doing. The main problem that he is having right now has NOTHING to do with the original complications. That is a very good thing.
Right now, the thing that they are concerned with is that there is a clot around his lower left lobe, so some fluid has pooled AROUND the lung. The bleeding appears to be slowing down. Currently, the plan is to just wait and see if it stops on its own.
I realize that this sounds really scary and we are obviously very emotional right now as well, but it is also important to realize that nobody’s transplant journey is a totally smooth one. Problems are going to arise and we just have to deal with them as they do. Toronto has a world renowned transplant program. He is in very good hands.
We are spending as much time as we can up at the hospital, so I am updating as often as I can, but please be patient. Most likely I will be making posts in the morning before I’m allowed to visit. That’s all that’s happening for now. Kirstin…out.