Wednesday, January 2, 2008
5-1/2 weeks post transplant
Lonye had an appointment with Dr. Edelman today. He seemed a little grouchy. Maybe because it's the first day back after the holiday, who knows.
He did say that Lonye continues to do well. He did make a point to tell us that if something happens they will insist that we get back up here. We assured him that we do have the ability to return "at the drop of a hat". With that said, we will be returning home after our appointments this week. We will be required to come back up at least every other week for the next 6-9 months.
The transplant nurse spent a lot of time today explaining the healing process and the importance of exercise. It's a little frustrating at times, it seems like we get mixed messages. The last time we were here, they told us Lonye could not be on a tread mill for at least 6 months. Today they said it's no problem, he should be on the tread mill. At this point he's happy to be able to walk at all. He did not have the energy prior to the transplant. It all takes time...........