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.