Blog 2018

Blog 2018

my blog

just to continue to keep you all informed of my journey through life after my Life saving Double Lung Transplant. Thank you very very much to my Organ donor always Grateful for this Precious gift.

Wythenshawe appointment

HospitalPosted by eric kerr Thu, February 22, 2018 08:39:17
15/02/2018
I didn’t realize such handsome young men came to Transplant Clinic 😉 oh hang on a minute he’s with me!! And guess what... lung function has IMPROVED!!!


Newstart News

newsPosted by eric kerr Wed, February 07, 2018 21:21:25
Thanks to my Family and friends for the support and encouragements that I have been Recognized and appreciated for my hard word and dedication to raise awareness and making donations.


Wythenshawe Appointment

HospitalPosted by eric kerr Wed, January 31, 2018 17:29:15

Check up with pops ...
Lung function has dropped quite abit but I think it’s all down to me being so poorly recently, on the plus side I’m feeling so much better!! Come on lovely lungs. ## Feeling better at Wythenshawe Hospital transplant Unit.##smiley

Transplant Life

NataliePosted by eric kerr Sat, January 20, 2018 18:52:43

TRANSPLANT LIFE

Ever wonder how organ transplants work? The recipient takes immune-suppressing meds every 12 hours for the rest of their life so that their body doesn't try to fight the foreign cells, putting the patient into "rejection". This is what is most life-threatening to a recipient. If their body does detect the organ it will destroy it, if the rejection is mild and caught early, it is typically treatable. If not, the patient can die, very quickly. If medications are not taken on time, or missed, it may cause rejection. Rejection is a transplant patient's worst nightmare. Beside missed meds, most rejections happen as a result of a prior illness, which revs up the immune system to fight it off, and while in full-blown attack mode, it finds the foreign organ. This is why it is so important for patients to stay healthy, and why parents of transplanted kids may seem a little crazy when they ask you to use hand sanitizer whenever you come into their home (don't worry, they'll supply it, every one of them I know has a giant bottle by the front door) or cancels a play date if your kid has a runny nose. Besides our kids taking twice as long to rid themselves of any and every infection because they're fighting with a sad and puny army, any illness can easily grant them a hospital stay, and at the risk of sounding dramatic, potentially cost them their life..



home sweet home

FamilyPosted by eric kerr Sat, January 20, 2018 18:45:44
I’m home!!!!!! Thank you for everyone’s wishes and love! I’m to carry on with my IV Antibiotics even after this wash out for another 2 weeks to make sure the bug is 100% gone but the biopsy results came back and I have NO REJECTION!!!! My lovely lungs are still happy in my body (apart from this yucky infection) So for now it’s cuddles with Brandon, Izzy and coco and I’ll soon be tip top again! So thankful for everyone’s support, my mum for having the kids, dad for being with me and of-course my amazing transplant team xx



Wythenshawe Hospital

HospitalPosted by eric kerr Thu, January 18, 2018 21:35:01
Admitted to at the Hospital, dont feel well having pain in the left side of my back really hurts when i lie down on my back, cough or breath heavy and when i sneeze omg the pain is unbearable The Doctor has decided to Admit me get this bug sorted ,hoping this antibiotics is going to blast it away had bloods, xray and ct scan . come on Lungs we can do this. Bronch tomorrow get sample from my lungs and clean it out.


Missing my crazy mini me already but needs must as my lovely lungs just need a little bit of extra care right now. I love my little family so much ❤️ silly filters making us laugh xx



Treatment

HospitalPosted by eric kerr Fri, January 12, 2018 15:50:26
With my Dad at Wythenshawe Hospital having iv treatment.





My new friend for the next 3 weeks, but at least it’s in now! my first dose of antibiotics are going through and working their magic on my lovely lungs❤️, thank you for everyone’s well wishes they have been much needed and appreciated xx



wythenshawe Hospital

HospitalPosted by eric kerr Fri, January 12, 2018 15:47:40

12th Jan

This is friendship at its best, Julie Williams coming to hospital with me❤️, and even though it’s abit rubbish we’ve still managed a giggle ..SO unfortunately I’m getting ready for 3 weeks of IV Antibiotics as Oral don’t seem to be doing the trick☹️, but on the plus side I can have them at home and I’ve managed to avoid being admitted!! I’ve just had some iv training and tomorrow I’m to have a mid line fitted in my upper arm so I have access .. come on lungs we can do this 👊🏼xx (still smiling but just going a little bit slower right now)



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