Andrew Has A New Heart

Community Leader
Registered: 01-29-2002
Andrew Has A New Heart
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Tue, 12-18-2012 - 2:23pm

Andrew Collison has been waiting for a new heart for 2 years.  He received his new one last week.  So far, he's doing well and may even get to go to the heart floor today.  He's had quite a time with nausea since the transplant but should be getting better with that.  Andrew is 22 I think.  I know he's over 21 because he had to be the one to ok beginning the transplant procedure.  Andrew's mom is Wendy.  Andrew has had an LVAD to help him as he waited for his new heart.  For the last few years he's had lots of problems so I am especially glad that he's finally getting his heart.  Now once he's recovered, perhaps they can have a little bit of normalcy.  I know they certainly deserve it.  Please continue to pray for Andrew's recovery.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Wed, 12-19-2012 - 2:20pm

Sending Andrew lots of P&PTs, I hope that he continues to improve. How long will he be in the hospital?

Community Leader
Registered: 01-29-2002
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 10:48pm

I think they are thinking 3 more weeks.  Andrew has spent quite a few holidays in the hospital but I am thinking that this is one time they aren't going to mind that he's in there.  He's doing good.  It is just that recovering from the surgery and getting all the meds adjusted doesn't happen as quickly in real life as it does on television shows.