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Best of luck to you and your son. I had a heart transplant on Nov. 20, 2006. My best advice to you is to do all the research you can so you know what will be ahead. After the transplant there will be many appointments for biopsies of the new heart and echocardiograms to monitor your son for rejection. There will be medicines that are quite expensive that he will need for the rest of his life to help him from going into rejection. The most common here are Neoral, CellCept. Prograf and Prednizone.

I was in the hospital for 4 months prior to the transplant unable to eat or walk. During that time all kinds of doctors did evaluations to make sure that mentally I was able to handle the idea of someone else's heart being placed in my body. they checked me for anything and everything. I had an excellent transplant center and was thoroughly prepared for every step of the way. Talk to your son's transplant coordinator. Search the internet. You can never ask too many questions.

After the transplant surgery, your son will be in the hospital for about 10 days. He will have drainage tubes which will come out in the first couple of days. He will soon be walking around and eating solid food.

It is an amazing experience and truly a gift of life. He will feel like a new person within a few months and with a few limitations he will be able to do anything he wants and will have the strength to do it.