Waiting for Transplant

Watching the rain

We’ve been waiting all day long. I feel like I’m going to burst. The anxiety is like a solid ball lodged in the base of my throat. This unknown is unbearable.

They just took Maddie to the operating room. Everything on our end looks good so far but we still don’t know for sure if this transplant will happen today or not. Anesthesiology is getting her prepped for surgery. We should know within the hour if we are moving forward.

Maddie was scared, still fighting off the sedative as we kissed her goodbye at the OR doors. She never, ever gives up. It’s this strength that we look to as we step into this darkness.

But we know we are not alone. Thank you, every single one of you, who have expressed love and support. Your prayers are tangible. They are lifting us up.

Please, please also remember the grace and goodness of the donor’s family at this time. They need our prayers. Our chance at life is at the mercy of their tragedy.

I will post more as soon as we know.

4 thoughts on “Waiting for Transplant”

  1. We love you guys! Praying for peace, strength and courage for all involved – Maddie, her health care team, your family and the family who is donating the heart. What a bittersweet time all around!


  2. Everything I start to write here sounds trivial at such an overwhelming time for you. Hope, and prayers. Hope, and prayers.

  3. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time. I couldn’t begin to imagine what’s going through your minds right now. Love, Betsy

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