Today has been full of proud moments for me, I tell you what!! So first Dave has been taking his own meds with supervision with nurse today and I am really proud of him because getting all those medications down and when to take them is going to take a lot of work. I know I was really flabbergasted when I saw the list and all the different times of day that he has to take them, so for him to jump right in today and do it just made my heart swell. Of course he told me this was a really good excuse for him to get a IPHONE because you can set it to alarm him when to take the pills and which ones to take. Once a 19 year old always a 19 year old..... I guess he does deserve it after all of this! HAHA
Then we had someone from the Transplant Research Center come in and talk to us about all the different research studies that Stanford does. They do numerous studies every year on how the effects of transplants work on different people and right now they are working on one with how the donor heart adapts to the new body. They asked if Dave would like to participate in it, and Dave jumped right in. He told the doctor that if it could help them learn how to help others he was all for it. They told him not to be surprised if others came and asked for his help in other studies. It was another proud moment for me because he wasn't standoffish about it all he truly wanted to do his part in medical advancement with what happened to him. Without a new heart David would have died so for him to know that and accept that and be willing to help find more answers really says a lot about him
Now for the best part, Paula our social worker, just came in and asked for the blog site address for another pre transplant patient. That is when Dave offered to talk to that patient! I about fell over in shock! Paula told him that would be terrific! Dave said that he wants to tell him that everything would be ok and just talk to him for a bit.
I am really proud of him, he is such a good kid.