One thing I can say about living in Transplant World: it is never dull. Actually, we could all use a little dull.
Randy and I went to Atlanta earlier this month to attend a Cystic Fibrosis Fundraiser, and while there, we both caught a bug. The rest of our vacation was spent fighting illness, on and off. When Randy started with symptoms, I made arrangements to get him home….fast. We were near a couple of transplant centers, but we had no confidence in them because Randy had a blood test at Emory in Atlanta, and it was complete SNAFU. We never did get the results, if you can believe that. I made reservations, put him on a plane home from Charleston, and drove home by myself.
When he went to the doctor here at UT Southwestern, his lungs were clear, and he was already beginning to improve. Ah, sweet relief. Yesterday morning we walked our dogs, Luke and Lucy, ran some errands, and began talking about getting life back to some sort of routine. Yesterday afternoon the Transplant Clinic called with the news that Randy tested positive for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a respiratory virus which is as common as the cold, but in those with compromised immune systems it can be very dangerous as it can cause pneumonia. Last night Randy was admitted to an Isolation room, and will have breathing treatments 6 hours on, 2 hours off. He is not allowed visitors. Hopefully, it will be 5 days then he will come home. Maybe then we can get to some kind of a routine?
Life never runs along simple lines, it seems. I wrote a blog the other day about the importance of doing what you want to do NOW. To that I hold! Go and do things now! You never know what is around the corner, and I am hoping that the next corner will show us something marvelous…but until then, breathing treatments!