Schwab is sedated for his own health
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette assistant basketball coach Trey Schwab is showing steady improvement in his recovery from a double-lung transplant, Golden Eagles coach Tom Crean said Friday.
The 39-year-old Schwab remains in the intensive care unit at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, where he is expected to be sedated for another week "in order to limit the amount of oxygen he needs as the transplanted lungs grow accustomed to his body," Crean said.
Schwab, who used a portable oxygen tank on the bench, waited nearly two years for the transplant.
He was diagnosed in late 2001 with the rare, incurable disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, which attacks the air sacks in the lungs and hinders the body's ability to process oxygen. The cause of the disease is not known.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press
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