Time is flying by and they tell us 2013 is his year! That narrows it done to 12 months :p In the meantime, he has been doing well. He's walking for exercise, keeping any additional weight off - whether fluid or otherwise. He keeps the weight between 226-229. I think the walking more regularly has really helped this - keeps them kidneys perfused and working better.
His INR has been a little wonky this past week or so. It shot up to 4 a few days ago so had to adjust his coumadin a bit. Mayo gets concerned about clots in the pump or GI bleeds when they start seeing this happen. He hasn't had any other symptoms to indicate a problem. After some adjustment, it's back to a normal range.