April 20, 2007

First Mate Update, And First Week Review

I've received a few e-mails asking how the First Mate is faring, so it's time for an update. She's doing well, but as always in the first few weeks of a transplant, the labs get interesting. Her numbers have moved around a bit, but overall remain very positive. We're keeping a close eye on a few indicators, but they've improved this week, so it looks pretty good. Her energy level has remained low, and her anemia is back, but we expected both of those conditions. She's going to switch some medications around this weekend, and we think that she will benefit from the change.

The FM wants me to thank everyone for their prayers, too; they mean a lot to her. She tells everyone she knows about how wonderful you are.

This has been my first week working from home, and it's been quite a lot of fun. I've had some technical difficulties with my connection, which is the reason posting was light last night and early this morning. Blog Talk Radio keeps me very busy during the day, and when we launch Heading Right -- our new conservative group blog -- it will keep me even busier. I have a lot more flexibility to post during the day and cover breaking stories, and I love that ability. Hopefully it has served you all well, too.

Next week will be even better -- and make sure you tune in CQ Radio to debate the topics live!


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Comments (7)

Posted by sam pender [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 8:24 AM

To Cap Ed and FM...Keep holding each other up. Sometimes it's the only way you can both get on your feet and stay there.

GREAT NEWS that she's doing better!!!!!!!!!!

Re workin at home....always wear shoes. Sounds stupid, but if you start "working" barefoot, in slippers etc., you will not "work" as well as at an office et. Just a tip from a 5yr vet of the diaper wars (home of the world's worst WMD).

Posted by rbj [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 8:36 AM

Good news, still keeping fingers crossed.

Posted by Fausta [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 8:55 AM

Glad to hear it, and wishing you both continued health, happiness and success.

Posted by Peyton [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 9:20 AM

That is terrific news! Thanks very much for the update, too.

You and the FM stay in our prayers, and Debbie and I look forward to news of continued progress.

Posted by SwabJockey05 [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 10:55 AM

FM is a real trooper. So are you, skipper. Keep hangin' in there !!


Posted by Carol_Herman [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 12:15 PM

How's the donor?

I think following this story makes people aware that it took a very kind act for the First Mate to get this kidney.

You bet. Hope there's success all around. And, the guy who gave up his kidney is also doing okay.

Posted by conservative democrat [TypeKey Profile Page] | April 20, 2007 9:31 PM

Best wishes for you and the first mate.