Transplant number three
Two weeks after receiving his third double lung transplant, Myles Lynch is slowly recovering at the Toronto General Hospital.
By now, the 21-year-old native of St. Andrew’s West is used to such procedures. After being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of one month, he underwent his first transplant in October of 2014 when he was 17. Two years later, he had another at the age of 19. His last transplant took place on Easter Sunday.
The last operation had some complications as there was swelling in the heart and the left ventricle went into failure. For a number of days, he was hooked up to lifesaving machines and had five tubes draining his lungs.
Today, he is in stable condition, able to talk and recently enjoyed a taco dinner with his family and friends.
And although some are saying that three double lung transplants is a record, the hospital is not signing off on that just yet. Apparently, the hospital wants to wait one year before it will deem the transplant as “finished.”
In the meantime, Mr. Lynch is being closely monitored by physicians. He could be released anytime within the next three to six months, but he will have to remain in the Toronto area as his progress will need to be monitored.
SUCCESSFUL TRANSPLANT: Myles Lynch has just completed his third double lung transplant. He is shown above at the Toronto General Hospital along with his sister, Jillian.