TX Hospital Says…

It has been quite some time since Greg went to the transplant hospital for a check up. Of course, with anything like a double lung transplant, you are going to have to come back from time to time just to make sure everything is still working well. In Greg’s case, he was given a great bill of health.

First, for those blood tests that came back already, everything was normal. Second, was his bone density scan in which he was told he has some bone loss and has osteopenia. Of course, we already knew this so it was nothing to be concerned about and nothing new. Then it was onto his CT Scan to look for those two spots that the local hospital saw on Greg’s lungs when he was sick last. Surprise, surprise – there was nothing there! Just a set of healthy lungs. Oh! I also forgot the PFT lung function tests he took earlier this morning as well! He blew near 80% lung function on that tests! And, lastly was his appointment with the transplant doctors and transplant coordinator. They are very pleased and said that when he blew out for the CT Scan, he did it perfectly and when he inhaled there was a little junk but nothing abnormal. The pulmonary doctor wants to talk to the transplant surgeon about possibly removing Greg’s stent that was placed around a year ago because he doesn’t need it anymore.

Needless to say, we are very happy and this is a true blessing for us! We know blessed we are and thank God each and every day for this miracle and for Greg’s awesome health. Remember, take each day as it comes for you never know what tomorrow will bring!


After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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