Friday, June 14, 2013

Biopsy 06/13

Ok I know it has been a while since any of us have posted. The thing is, I think we are actually busier now than we were while he was in the hospital. At first it was like taking care of new born when we brought him home now it isn't quite as bad, but we are still busy.

Angus is in the recovery room from another biopsy. Everything looks good. Dr. Fudge really likes this new heart thinks it will continue to be a good one for many years to come. Angus finally reached the acceptance stage of everything that has happened. He feels better daily and can't wait till the sternal precautions are lifted...he can't wait till he can jump on the trampoline.��

Craig

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Todays clinic visit

Angus is doing really good and had his first clinic visit today. He is ok and had labs drawn, an echo, and an EKG. Every thing looks perfect and that's how we want to keep it.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thank you Don

I forgot an very important thank you... To my brother Don for cooking all the wonderful food and also helping Joel & Jeremiah with the prep! Or vice versa... All I know is we
Are very grateful.

Sorry,
My blonde roots or maybe that I have been preoccupied.

Jen

Thank you Joel and Jerimiah!

Thank you Joel and Jeremiah for putting together the skeet shoot! We also appreciate all the people who came out. I heard it was a lot of fun and I wish I would have been there. Happy Mothers Day to all the moms! Thank you again, Angus had a really good time.

Friday, May 10, 2013

First Night Home

The night went well. No complications and he is taking his meds like a champ! He is still very weak.I have spent the majority of the day getting organized with meds and a normal routine.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Home now

Well I took Savanna and Seth to the Orthodontist this morning for a regular appointment knowing Angus was coming home today. The hospital told us it would be around 1400 so I wasn't in a real hurry. We were coming through Keystone when my mom called and said, "Jennifer wants to know where you are because they are ready to let him go". So...I hauled ass and got there to bring my boy home. We are now home and couldn't be happier that he is here.

Craig

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Biopsy Results!!!

BEST news ever.... NO rejection!

Thank you Jesus! Next biopsy in 2 weeks!

Angus first heart

Angus got to see his heart today! Wow!!! Sorry, can't post.

News from the Cath Lab...

The results of the biopsy should be back this afternoon late. However, the heart looks wonderful, contraction is strong and numbers are great. Praying for a 0 biopsy (which means no rejection)!!! More than likely, he will be discharged tomorrow.

Cath lab

Angus is off to the cath lab for his first biopsy.
Prayers for a negative one!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Weekly Plan...

Plan for the week: Craig, Angus and I will received discharge planning. Unsure of the day! Our hope is after the biopsy...Thursday at the earliest.

He is supposed to have a heart cath on Wednesday, May 8th. At that time, they will do a biopsy and take out his pacer wires. Many of you have asked about how the biopsy is done. They will either go in through the groin or neck and take a small grasping device (pincher) to obtain a small piece of the heart muscle tissue. What they are looking for is rejection. He is doing fantastic. His atrial pacer has kicked in and his new heart is doing the work on its own. His heart rate is regular and he has not had any fevers or any other signs of rejection.

Signs of rejection for all of you that Angus stays with: fatigue, irritability, shortness of breath, fast heart rate (his heart rate will normally be higher since he has been transplanted 80-90 resting), irregular heartbeat, poor eating, decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fever. We will pray to hopefully never see any of these symptoms, but reality is that eventually he will get sick. We all do...good thing I have OCD! : ) You think I WAS bad...how about now. lol

Pay back picture time....

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bath Time

As everyone knows the isolation is strict in Angus' room, so the gowns and masks are important. At times they serve other purposes. To shield us from the stank...lol.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skeet shoot and BBQ

From Joel Graves....

A Heart for Angus Fundraiser
When: Saturday May 11
Where: Jennco, located at 7017 NW 135th Ave, Morriston, FL 32668

BBQ/Skeet shoot to help raise money for the Standridge family. Angus Standridge was recently hospitalized and needs a heart transplant. $15 covers food and first round of skeet. $2 per additional round. Shooting starts at 10am, food will be ready around 4pm. Please advise how many people your attending with so we can plan accordingly!

Donations can be made to the Standridge family via paypal at http://blog4angus.blogspot.com or http://www.youcaring.com/heart4angus.

Bring your own shotgun/ammo.

Chance Drawings include: Windham AR 15, Winchester 300 short mag, Benelli 12 Ga. Supernova, Mossy Oak 20 Ga, Browning 22 Auto Mark II Long Rifle, Apple iPad, Primos Double Bull Blind, Signed Limited Edition Primos turkey call, Autographed hockey stick and picture of two time Stanley Cup winner Bobby Holik, John Deere kids electric cart, and more!

40,000 Visits!

Just a note to you all... this blog went over 40,990 views as of today! Thanks for all you do.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

04-30-13

Good morning everyone. Angus is doing well, aside from all the melt downs due to his strong dislike for tape! All the medications are off this morning. Except for the anti-rejection meds of course and the antibiotics. His atria (normal pacer site) is waking up, but he is still has the internal pacer. Angus says he feels different when it is off. The first biopsy is scheduled for May 8th. After that, we will know more about when he can come home. Craig and I got a lot accomplished yesterday at home. The house is getting back into order and ready for Angus to come home. Hopefully sooner than later.

Thank you for praying for Angus. We hope you will continue to pray. We also appreciate the love and support more than you know.

Report about the other child who received his heart transplant...Doing very well!!!!! Please continue to pray for him, as well as the other one who has been waiting 5 1/2 months.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Up and walking

First walk since transplant.

04-27-13

Angus is having a wonderful morning, he woke me up to tell me one of the kids i put on the blog got a heart! He is so excited!

For those of you who are praying for the two I put on the blog several days ago...keep praying for both of them. We know God does deliver! The family has not gotten a confirmation call yet, so please pray they do and it will be the perfect heart!


Friday, April 26, 2013

04-26-13

We have gotten off to a little rough start this morning, but he has been joking around more! Made it in the chair for 5 minutes, then got dizzy. We tried. One day at a time. He is still on quite a bit of meds and a pacemaker, so it is to be expected.

Continue to pray!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

04-25-13

Oh lord please bless me and my family... we now have two in puberty and one of those is on steroids!!! Lord, I only thought we had mood swings. ok...
I can tolerate it, you did allow us to keep him! Please give us strength though and help us remember, this too shall pass.

He is eating very well...still painful, but not detouring him.

Please continue to pray. There are also several more I would like to add to the prayer list, ok +many more.... (3 that are in need for the perfect heart).
God we know you are good and you have a plan, please help us to gain strength and understanding from your plan. Point us in the direction you need us to go with this message or maybe you have bound us closer together.
Thank you God for what you have done for us, given to us in Jesus and what you will continue to give! Amen

4-25-13

Today Angus stood and sat at the beside in a chair. He was a little dizzy, but otherwise tolerated it well. There is a plan to walk later in the afternoon. We will see how that plays out.
He is not fond of two of his IV lines or the Nystatin medication, but he is reasonable.
We know everyone wants to visit, but we are taking precautions to protect his heart and he understands and sends his love to everyone. For those of you who do not know, he cannot have visitors because he is on a medication that completely shuts down his immune system. (his body is unable to fight infection, so he is at a greater risk for developing an illness that will invade his new heart very easily). None of us want that...we want a strong heart and Angus to return home as soon as he possibly can.
Please continue to pray for recovery, Thank you all for your daily support!
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