Talked to Doug about an hour this evening. He is in good spirits.
The Care Package arrived this morning but he had not seen it, so I had to contact the nurses and have them go find it for him. Eventually they did locate it and Doug and several of the staff were in enjoying the oranges and tangerines. As Denver is in the dead of winter, they were a big hit for everyone.
One of the common complications of Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG) is kidney failure and the upshot of this episode is that Doug will have to be on dialysis from here on. Fortunately there appears to be dialysis resources in his home town of Alliance Nebraska. Doug will be in Denver most likely though the end of the month. He is without computer or cell phone so his contact with the outside world is limited. I know he would love to hear from you.
Please send him your get-well wishes to
C/O Amberwood Court Care Center
4686 E Ashbury Circle
Denver CO 80222
You can also call him at (303) 862-3040. This is a direct line to his room. If there is no answer it probably means he is in physical therapy or rehab.