As of 9AM yesterday July 23, 2019 Far Guy is on the UNOS Lung Transplant List. His donor must be Blood Type A, tall (6 feet tall or taller).
Lungs are fussy organs and the match must be a good one. Our Transplant Coordinator's name is Chris...she says we should prepare to wait for about 6 months to a year...but a lung could come available at any time.
Are we ready to go? Yes, I do need to get my Driver's License renewed so I will do that today.
The suitcases are packed and ready to go in the vehicle. There is a list on the board in the dining area of the last minute stuff that should be grabbed.
Hard to pack absolutely everything we will need for three months. But you know what... that big old city has just a few stores...and if they don't there is Amazon!
Far Guy is both excited and a bit scared...the thought of all the tubes he will have scares him shitless...I told him at least he will have good drugs...me not so much...at which point he told me "Stay home then and I will call you when I get all my tubes out." (Funny Guy)
We must wait for the call, it could come anytime day or night. Once we get the call it is a 3 plus hour drive, Far Guy must be examined and declared okay for the transplant, then they retrieve the lung from the donor and put it in a box where it has oxygen and a blood supply until it is transplanted. If the surgeons declare it a good lung then the surgery will take 8 or 9 hours. If it is not a good lung then that is called a dry run and we come back home.