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Lung Transplant

It is time to update what is happening with Tony’s health. Unfortunately the week prior to Easter Tony ended up in hospital with fluid on his lung and couldn’t move to Nelson as he had to have more tests. He had a CT scan, a lung biopsy and then had to wait for clearance from the doctors to move home.

The Pulmonologist has confirmed that Tony’s  lungs have deteriorated to the point of needing a lung transplant now. Unfortunately Auckland hospital where NZ lung transplants are done have turned Tony down for a transplant with all his complications. The Pulmonologist has agreed to get in touch with a lung transplant specialist in Sydney. We are not sure if this will be reciprocal health care at this stage, but the two specialists will be working together to come up with a plan for Tony’s future. Also at this stage we are not sure if this will mean Tony will be able to have a lung transplant in Sydney.

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