Houma Today | Brent St. Germain
LAROSE — Troy and Angie Danos will always cherish a message from their 17-year-old son.
“Through all of the bad and good times, all of the bad doctor visits, the surgeries and everything else that happened in my life, I wouldn't change it for anything else,” Dylan Danos wrote prior to having a double-lung transplant on Aug. 3 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.
Dylan needed the surgery because of breathing problems associated with cystic fibrosis, a disease he had battled since he was 3 months old.
Though the surgery gave Dylan a new lease on life, allowing him to return to the swimming pool and compete in a district meet for the South Lafourche High School swim team, his battle with the disease came to an end Jan. 5.
“We would have liked more time with him, but unfortunately, that wasn't meant to be,” Troy said. “It's been lonely without him. That is the worst part.”
Dylan developed a viral infection in his lungs Dec. 4 and was taken to Texas Children's Hospital next day. Two days later, he was placed on a ventilator and stayed on it until his death.
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