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Two Steps Forward – One Step Back

Two Steps Forward – One Step Back

Doug was admitted to Enloe Hospital in Chico this week after developing a digestive tract infection. Doctors advise this was a consequence of his severely compromised immune system, making him prone to bacterial attack. Doug is anxious to learn the cause of this...

The Recovery Challenge is Just Beginning

After a mandatory six weeks of on-site post-operative surveillance which required residency in downtown San Francisco, Doug was allowed to return to the Chico cottage in late January.  Besides rigorous testing of vital signs and aggressive monitoring of his “new”...
The Long Road Back

The Long Road Back

Doug has successfully received two donor lungs after a marathon 12-hour operation at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco and is now beginning the long process of recovery and rehabilitation. There is considerable trauma associated with an incision which stretches...