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Heather is home with new lungs

After Waiting for just over a Year for Heather to receive a bilateral lung transplant she received the call on June 26 2013. We have been waiting for so long we became somewhat complacent in what we were waiting for. I was just walking out the door for work when heathers phone rang. As I was listening to her I [...]

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What is Constrictive Bronchiolitis.

Heather is suffering from a disease called Constrictive Bronchiolitis. This is a rare disease that affects the smallest airways in the lungs and restricts the body’s ability to oxygenate the blood. As an analogy, imagine the lungs airways as the root structure of a large tree. They are large at the top and get smaller [...]

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On the list for 7 months.

I have officially been on the list for 7 months. The wait has been not so bad. Been sick a few times and breathing can be good and bad at times, but I’m finally feeling my medicine kick in so its making me feel like I can take care of my kids better =-). I am so thankful for all [...]

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Dec-19th

  Well the Phillips family has had a rough couple of weeks. Right now Josh Corbin and Keira all have ear infections and have already been sick for a week, heather has been sick for 2 weeks with the flu. Heather also goes in for a right heart catheterization on Dec-28th. As of now the whole family is [...]

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HeatherPalooza

On September 21 at 6 pm heatherslungs.com will be hosting a benefit to help raise money for heathers double lung transplant and associated medical bills. the event will be at American Legion Building 22909 56th Ave.W Mountlake Terrace. tickets are now available contact John Rima 206-459-1356 or at the door. There will be a dance crew, live bands, face painting for kids, food ,beer and [...]

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1st doctors visit since placed on the double lung transplant list.

C.T. scan shows that the disease is progressing and my 6 min walk test shows that I need 5 liters of oxygen. that is just to keep my o2 levels at 90 which is also worse then my last visit. I’m going to be going on yet another new medicine which puts me up to [...]

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