Prayers for Chad

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Hi, I'm Tina!

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Do you remember my friends Chad and Lindsay? Chad has Cystic Fibrosis and underwent an emergency lung transplant last July. Since then, he and Lindsay, his fiancé, have been in and out of the hospital and dealing with a roller coaster ride of ups and downs related to his recovery.

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Just before the holidays, it looked like things were getting a lot better for Chad (he even left the hospital and went home for a little while), but recently things have taken a turn for the worse, and Lindsay contacted me the other day saying how scared she was for Chad.

Last Saturday, he suffered a seizure and his heart stopped. The medical staff was able to revive him, but now he’s sedated on a ventilator and his doctors aren’t sure if there’s anything more they can do for him while still preserving his quality of life.

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From Lindsay yesterday”¦

Today, Chad remains heavily sedated and on the ventilator. The transplant and medical teams have come to the conclusion that the seizure was caused by rapidly changing carbon dioxide levels and respiratory failure. CT scans show that his lungs are still very badly damaged and have improved very little since beginning this treatment back in February. He is in acute kidney failure again as well.

This morning the team did a bronchoscopy to look inside his lungs and take biopsies of the tissue to test one more time for any sort of rejection. Tomorrow the team, his family, my family, his close friends, and I will all sit down to talk about where we can go from here, if anywhere, and what would be best for Chad.

You guys have already done so much, especially those of you who left uplifting comments on CNC and made donations to Chad’s lung transplant fund in the past. Now, Lindsay and I are simply asking for your prayers, positive thinking, and well wishes for Chad. He needs all the love and healing energy he can get right now, so please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.

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  1. I already left a comment, but I just need to come back to say what a wonderful post this is…and I love that there are 100 plus comments. Usually on blogs with 100+ comments, it means there is a give-away. Nope not on this one. Just a bunch of people wishing and hoping and praying. I like that. Carrots N Cake followers are good people :-).

  2. Glad I read this today. I’m running a marathon tomorrow. Will make sure to tick those miles away in support of Chad and Lindsey. If there’s nothing else I can do at least I can send positive energy and think healing thoughts….I was just 25 years old when I was faced with my husbands diagnosis of Melanoma and know how hard it is for the caregiver part of the team….It’s truly overwhelming.

  3. As I read this post the morning prayer sounded over the country (United Arab Emirates). I pray to whatever God will listen, that Chad’s family and friends are given the strength to support Chad. I pray that Chad is also comfortated during this rough time. Sending my love to Chad, Lindsay and family and friends x

  4. I’m so sorry for your heart ache. Sending you lots of love and kind thoughts. My heart goes out to you guys.

  5. Dear Chad and Lindsay,
    Through mutual friends I have followed your journey. I have so much respect for all that you have both gone through and the love that you share. Please know that there are so many people out there praying for you. I have thought a lot about you since Thursday and hope peace and comfort find you both.

  6. We are praying and sending lots of love and healing vibes your way, Chad and Lindsay! We pray for healing, peace, and guidance through this time in your lives.

  7. So sorry to hear about Chads recent health but I know that all the prayers and love everyone is putting out there for him will help! I will be thinking about Chad and his family and pray for strength and guidance

  8. My family is praying for Chad and all of you. Thank you for continuing to share your story, as the power of people and prayer can be a comfort and hold us up during these difficult times. As I have offered before, I live a half hour from the city on public transportation and have plenty of room and sleeping bags. As staying in hotels get pricey in the city, please don’t hesitate for anyone in Chad’s circle of (friends/family) to stay at my house for as little or long as you need to. I am home a lot with my sweet pug Tank, so can help with rides and all. just reply to my post and I’ll be in touch with my contact info. You are both strong!!!!

  9. A few days late to this post, but offering up my thoughts and many, many prayers. Like Erika, I also live in Boston (in Roslindale, which is about 10 mins from longwood medical area) and am happy to offer up my shower, laundry facilities, sleeping places, a home cooked meal or a walk around the neighborhood, whatever is needed. Keep your chin up as best you can…

  10. Sending my thoughts, prayers, and positive energy to Chad and Lindsay!!
    So sweet of you to share their story, I know this will help out!!

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