Donor News

Some donor progress today: our dude, donor #3, had a few different appointments. The transplant team told him that the aim is for him to have all of his tests completed by the end of May/beginning of June. Then after that, things should “get going” within a month if everything checks out. It sounds like if things go perfectly, we’re looking at the end of June/beginning of July.

We are very excited on the one hand. As it stands, Joey’s situation sucks. He’s on a new pain med that makes him feel groggy, tired, and stoned (and not a good kind of stoned either. More like a slowed mental state kind of stoned, which frankly drives the guy nuts. Also, an extreme tiredness/lack of motivation stoned, which frankly drives me nuts). Something has to change.

On the other hand, I am scared. But I am more scared of nothing happening and things continuing as they are, or of our donors getting ruled out for whatever reason and him not being able to get the transplant in time. So let’s get this show on the road!

Current status: still in hospital, still in pain, but very happy that some progress is happening on the donor front. All in all:

Kirstin and Joey