Douglas ( Mike)’s Story

Site created on August 22, 2018

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Journal entry by Dea Kaping

Well, Dad has not been discharged from the hospital to come home yet. As we were hoping it would be this last Thursday, they are talking possibly Monday. As hard as it is to not have him home, we know that he needs to be in better condition before he does that. He is having more respiratory issues. He has a little bit of pneumonia and they are treating him with antibiotics. They did a chest X-ray yesterday and Dad said just getting up to get an X-ray and coming straight back to his room to bed, his O2 sats dropped to 78%. That’s a little scary. 
Today my mom and Grandma Aggie went to see him and Mom says he is on 10 L oxygen and his O2 sats are maintaining around 90%, sometimes dropping to 88%. Dad is wore out, a little anxious (due to him feeling short of breath) and seems a little down about this all. They are repeating a chest X-ray today to see if there are any changes. So we will wait to see what that shows. Due to Dad having  hepatopulmonary syndrome prior to having a lung transplant, the doctors expected that it could be a bit of a battle (as mentioned before). Now, the team will be involving a pulmonologist so they can see where to go from here. 
We will just keep praying for healing and think positive thoughts so we can have Dad healthy and home! 

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts for the thoughts, kind words, and prayers. 

We hope you all have a great Labor Day weekend!

Love, 
The Winn Fam.
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