Posted on October 24, 2013
JOSHUA RECEIVED HIS DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT ON OCTOBER 22/13!!
We got the call that there was a donor available on Monday night.
Josh headed into the OR around 9am on Tuesday & was out around 6pm.
I got to see him around 9pm and he was mostly tubes and wires.
He opened his eyes, was squeezing my hands, and was able to sign well enough to ask what time it was, that the breathing tube was itchy, and wanted his cell phone.
I got to see him on Wednesday at 11am. He was completely awake when I got there. was waving and looking great.
Later that day he was breathing over top of the ventalator, and his xrays looked great, so they decided to remove the breathing tube. Josh was ableto talk after a little, but his throat and mouth were very dry and itchy. He wasn't allowed any ice chips or water until later in the day just in case the tube had to go back in for some reason.
After awhile off the tube, they got Josh out of the bed and standing on his own. They had him do some marching in place to strech out his muscles.
Today, Wednesday, they had Josh up and walking this morning. He was able to walk 80m. He is doing absolutely fantastic.
We want to thank everyone for the overwhelming amount of support at this time. Thank you.
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