|Dick is heart #739|
Thursday night, when leaving the hospital, I noticed how much like Autumn it felt. The heat has been awful lately, yet Thursday evening was absolutely beautiful. The walk to the apartment invited my thoughts to wonder... Could the heat of our lives really be over? Could this really be the beginning of a new season?After packing and driving back to Minneapolis Thursday afternoon I had gone right to the hospital where I found Dick once again sitting in a chair. He had a new sparkle. He has NO pain. He was counting his carbohydrates; this alone is amazing, I have never known him to be conscious of calories or carbohydrates , in fact I don't know if he has ever even considered them. Right now they have him in a induced diabetic state. This is caused by all the anti rejection drugs, hopefully as they wean him of off the prednisone, the diabetes should disappear; thus the reason for counting carbs.
If my eyes were not seeing this transformation, I wouldn't believe it. Doctors give me the full assurance that Dick will be back on his bike soon, shaving with a razor, taking showers, taking walks, walking the dogs, helping me in the garden.... all things he use to do. He just has to be careful when in crowds; I guess infections like colds and flu will always be a concern.
|Transplant patients, the teacher of the class is on the far right|
|The pretty on is Dick's doctor, she couldn't be more pleased|
Although, Dick's main doctor is Dr. Mazri, Dr. Cindy Martin has been taking care of him during his stay. She is one of the cardiologists. Dr. ...... is a fellow who works with her.