It's been a long week-end but we finally found out what is going on with Lauren. We didn't have to take a helicopter, just liked the graphic's.
On Sunday woke up to a rainy day, good day to just chill and relax, maybe watch a movie. It has been a stressful couple of days, praying today Lauren feels better. When she woke up, the pain was worse than the last couple of days. (My plan went out the window). Dee our nurse came and with another call to Boston, we were in the car heading to Brigham & Women's emergency room. On arrival, which was at 1:30 p.m., they knew were coming, took her right in. The doctors did I think every test on her that was possible. Ultrasounds, cat scans, blood work and ex-rays. Conclusion is Lauren's gallbladder has a ring of fluids around her tube that is draining her gallbladder. At 9:00p.m. last night, we finally were in Lauren's hospital room. I was so exhausted and Lauren also we just wanted to have some quite time. Not happening. Now getting situated in the room, is another ordeal. We had a new nurse we never had before (I thought she must be a new hire, I thought we knew them all), so had to go over everything again. We finally called it a night around midnight. Today they had a plan. Lauren is having surgery tomorrow morning(Tuesday) to have her gallbladder removed. The transplant team is all in agreement that Lauren's heart would be strong enough to have the surgery. So today was a lot of rest for Lauren. For me, today has been a very long stressful day. Worried. To many memories here in this hospital. The nurse Lauren had today is the nurse that took care of Lauren when we were here waiting for her new heart. I was proud to tell him that I did write my book and it is published. He told me he never doubted it. Lauren's surgery is at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow, they told me it will take around 3 hours. As far as recovery, that's up to Lauren. I would like to hope we will be home by the week-end but I know that is wishful thinking. That's all I have right now. If you are reading this and wondering what book, it called Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant. You can find it on my home page. Lynne