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.

My blonde roots or maybe that I have been preoccupied.


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.


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 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

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 or

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!

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