Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
January 30, 2018
Do you ever feel like your life is falling apart right in front of your eyes? Today that is how I feel. As I sit here looking at my daughter, so many things run through my mind. The one question is why? Lord know she has been through hell and back, so why again?
To put icing on the cake, my father-in-law is in the hospital, back home very sick. My husband's life has been work, hospital, hospital. I so want to be their for my husband, but my primary responsibility is to take care of my daughter. He tells me "take care of Lauren and I will handle things here at home".
They say when it rains it pours, so true. On top of medical, our furnace decided to act up. Thank God for my son Mikey, he contacted someone to come look at it and it is being repaired tonight. Dean has been living in a very cold house the past couple of days. Oh and one more thing, my puppy Kooper is starting to lose his fur. He is not supposed to be shedding now, so we think it is because he is at home alone a lot now. My son goes over everyday before he goes to work to play with him and let him out, but I know he misses mommy.
Lauren has been doing good. She had the PA line placed yesterday so her next day she can walk around will be February 8th. That seems like forever. 10 days with the line then one day off. I pray every night, the nurse would come into our room and say "no eating or drinking for you Lauren" which would mean her new heart and kidney is on it's way.
We have been trying to stay busy, my sister Donna sent some craft sets. All the nurses say they want to do crafts with us.
When I look at Lauren, I just wonder how in the world does she hold it together? I know I have had my moments, but I haven't seen hers. Lauren writes in her journal, I guess that is where she lets her feelings out. I write here.
I am going to post the address again, I have been messaged for it, so here it is:
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Att# Lauren Meizo
70 Francis Street, Shapiro room 927
Boston Ma. 02115
January 25, 2018
Today on this journey, it is day 17 living our lives in the hospital. Lauren has been in good spirits and her doctors are very happy with her heart pressures and her over all health. Yesterday her doctor said "you are in the best health place right now, to receive your heart and kidney". Physical therapy came in and brought her pedals so she can sit and peddle, and they gave her a work out to do at the bed side. She has faithfully been doing her workout and I am so proud of her. It's hard to stay motivated here, but me being her cheerleader she has no choice in the matter.
I would like to thank everyone for the cards and care packages Lauren has been receiving. When they come into the room with a delivery, Lauren's face just lights up. We have a wall that we put everyone's card on it. Who ever enters our room says "you can feel the love in this room".
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT.
When I wake up in the morning, I read my daily prayer and wonder if maybe today could be the day. Living on hope and fear at the same time is very exhausting. Days are turning into weeks now and soon it will be months. I pray we don't find ourselves here in the same position months from now.
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