Thanks so much, Josh! Truly appreciate it! Really hope I can find a way to be on the polo fields to thank you all in person this year!
Will try and get a little update going in here soon, too. Still waiting on the call, health has gotten a little better, but the body just ain't catching up the same for some reason, probably because I am getting old, hit 36 on Xmas day. 36 going on 80 most days it seems, haha.
August 29th, 2:30am. That's when the call came from Stanford that they found me a match. Currently driving up, a couple hours away. Thanks for the continued support, will check in in a week or two when I am a bit recovered. I love you, Coachella!
New lungs are in! Doc just came and let us know that everything is going wonderful. Took awhile to get his old lungs out because they were so beat up and scarred. New ones fit perfectly. They are closing him up now and we will hopefully get to see him in the next couple of hours. First 24/48 hours are the most critical but doctor is very optimistic that all will go well.
This was posted a few hours ago on his gofundme page. Things look good.
It's been less than 48 hours now , 39 1/2 hours to be exact, since the transplant and Steve is doing great. Just seeing his chest rise up and down as he breathes is incredible. Since the breathing tube has been taken out he has not coughed once... Not. Once.
We wanted to take moment to send our love and eternal gratitude to Steve's donor and his family. All we know is he was a young male from the mountain time zone. We know they must be in pain right now and hope that maybe in knowing that his passing brought new life will give them a little peace. With his amazing choice of being a donor he has given a new life for someone who desperately needed one. We hope one day they will get to meet Steve and see the wonderful gift that has been given to him. We love you.
So he will probably be in the ICU for about a week then be transferred to a room. The first critical 48 are almost over and I feel nothing but peace and positivity for the days to come. We can't thank you all enough for all the love, prayers, donations and support he and we all have been receiving. I'm sure he can't wait to share with you all his experience in his journey to his new lungs. I'll will keep updating so please continue to share his story because a new chapter is about to be written...