John and I left for Sioux Falls. I need to pack some things to take back to the apartment; clothes and such. Thursday I will move into the apartment and begin my stay. It is good to be home again to get some rest before they release him into my full time care. My mother is not doing really well, so I'm sure I will be back and forth often.
It is important for Dick to stay in Minneapolis for a total of four weeks after transplant to ensure that neither rejection nor infection set in. Once the new heart accepts the new body, exams can tapper off, but at first, doctors are very cautious of everything. So 7 - 8 days in the hospital and three weeks in the apartment. With the way things are going, we may be able to return earlier. Remarkable! We are so blessed to have our large family; everyone is willing to help any way they can.