Lung Transplant Patient Eager To See Her Shih Tzu

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shih tzuKaty Starck Monte has been in hospital for nearly 3 months recovering from a double lung transplant. Katy was taken off the ventilator on Saturday and her husband has lined up a date with her beloved Shih Tzu Chloe when she is fit enough to go ‘home. Katy’s plight has even attracted the attention of the likes of Kevin Bacon and Matthew Broderick. Read Katy’s incredible story that was published in the NY Daily News:

When she gets out of the hospital — after a nearly three-month stay — Katy Starck Monte has a date with her beloved shih tzu, family members said Saturday.

“The first thing she is going to want to do when she gets out of the hospital is see her dog,” said her husband, Joe Monte.

The 30-year-old woman’s friends started the social media campaign #oomphforkaty to raise awareness of the Queens resident’s desperate search for a double lung transplant, which she received late Thursday.

Starck Monte remained in New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center’s ICU on Saturday. Doctors took her off her ventilator Saturday night.

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“She’s really been missing Chloe,” Monte said of the 7-year-old black-and-white pooch. “Her parents have been taking care of her since Katy went into the hospital and today is her 79th day here.”

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