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Heart/liver Transplant

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Raised by 31 people in 4 months
Created March 28, 2019
Dale is a 42 year old man, husband of my little sister and Dad of 2 boys in Oklahoma. He is being admitted to St. Louis MO. hospital April 3, 2019, he needs a Heart and liver transplant immediately. He will be there for months, not only in waiting for the heart and liver donor as well as the recovery time after his surgeries.
His wife will have to stay home here in Okla. To continue working at her new job in order to have insurance as well as take care of their youngest son. They are in need of assistance to take care of the home Bill's, food and gas for her to travel to St. Louis on the weekends to see and be with Dale.
Any assistance at all would be Dearly appreciated in assisting them in this Medical situation.
Thank you in advance for your kind heart, and generosity in blessing this family, You will be blessed in return.
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Hey everyone, just thought I'd give you an update in the latest. We just got back from St. Louis this evening from going up there for a heart biopsy on Wed & had the stent removed from his bile duct this morning.
So far all of the heart biopsies they have done have come back with 0 rejection. All of the lab work that he's been having done twice a week has been good. Lab work is how the liver team monitors how the liver is doing & if there is any rejection.
He got released to drive yesterday & was told he could increase his weight restrictions as tolerated. He's not completely released to do everything & they told him to wait until next summer to start mowing again, which is something he likes to do, but at least he can gradually start doing other things h not be so limited.
Again we really appreciate everyone's prayers & encouragement through all of this. It has truly been a blessing for us.
Love to you all!
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WE ARE HOME!!! Every heart biopsy (3 so far) has come back with 0 rejection. He is doing great other than some blood pressure issues causing severe headaches, but they're working to get his meds fine tuned l for him so he doesn't have those issues. Once they get determine the correct dose of everything he shouldn't have any more problems.
He has to go back to St. Louis once a month for a while for heart biopsies & follow-up appts with the heart & liver team's. He also has to get blood work done twice a week because that's how the liver team is able to make sure it isn't rejecting.
Apparently the liver doesn't have rejection problems like the other organs do, and the liver will also help the heart not reject too!
We are so thankful & appreciative to everyone who has been praying for us, checking in on us, & donating to the fund! It has been a tremendous help & we can't thank you all enough. Once we both go back to work & we're able to get caught back up on everything we plan to pay it forward & donate what we can for those babies waiting for transplants.
We love you all & appreciate what you have done for us! Please don't stop praying though!
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Sorry for the delayed update, but Great news! Dale was released from the hospital Wed evening. We have to stay in a hotel in St Louis for a bit for testing & follow up appts. Plus, they want him to stay close just in case something were to happen -which it won't.
We are staying in a hotel 3 miles from the hospital & is in downtown St. Louis. He has a heart biopsy scheduled at 6:30 am tomorrow as well as lab work & a follow up appt with the heart transplant team. So I'm glad we're close, but neither one of us is looking forward to getting up that early.
Tuesday he is wanting to go to a Cardinal's game so hopefully he will be recovered from the heart cath tomorrow.
Wed is a follow up appt with the liver team, which is the same doctors who actually performed the liver transplant. We're hoping that after these appts they will say he can go home. He is ready to sleep in his own bed & I am ready to be able to cook our own food. It gets really old having to go out to eat all the time. But we're thankful he is out of the hospital because at least we can rest & sleep all night without interruption from nurses or machine alarms going off all the time.
The boys came up to surprise Dale for Father's Day yesterday & they left early this afternoon. It was good to get to see them again.
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Yesterday they pulled the chest tube out. Luckily it wasn't as bad as what he remembers from when he had heart surgery at 7 years old; he didn't even flinch this time.
He had a chest xray this morning & lab work done & as long as everything comes back good, we will be discharged from the hospital today! We still have to stay in St Louis for a couple of weeks but at least we can have peace & quiet, get a full nights sleep & hopefully even sleep in some! Keep praying all goes well & nothing happens once released; no infections or rejections or anything!
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