"David is doing well. Doctors are very pleased with his progress so
far! David is still on oxygen as his body adjusts and the lungs get
stronger, but the flow rate is 1-5 liters….. instead of the 40-50 liters
that was required pre-transplant. Pretty amazing!
still a long road ahead to full recovery. To use an analogy that a nurse
used the other day, a lung transplant is not like buying a whole new
car; it is more like getting a broken part replaced, for example a
busted tire. After the new part has been installed the car doesn’t
automatically run perfect. It can take time and care for the rest of the
car to adjust to the new part, like needing an alignment.
Doctors are working to adjust David’s medications to reach his personal
perfect balance. Physical therapists are working with David daily to
strengthen his lungs and his body. The time waiting for lungs and the
actual surgery has left David pretty weak and he easily tires, but every
day he challenges himself and is making great progress! The hope is
that David will continue to do well and may be transferred out of the
ICU in a few days. In the meantime, if you wanted to send a card, please
send them to the address listed below:
David has started to
check his messages again and says he continues to find your well wishes
a great source of strength and inspiration, especially on the tougher
days and thanks everyone for traveling with him on this incredible
journey. Thank you all for your various forms of support!
Take care, Lisa
David Oliver C/O David Hussey 141 Audubon Road, Apt 201, Weymouth MA, 02188
At the National Convention last week, this was The Society of American Magician's get well message to fellow magician David Oliver. David has successfully undergone a double lung transplant.