Anything is possible
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It's around 10:00 p.m. and thought to myself, ok I'll give everyone an update on what's going on. NOTHING !!! Ground Hog day here. Same thing, just a new day, which is good. The reason we are here now is to, basically just wait for Lauren's new heart and kidney to come. Lauren has been doing good, spirits are good and staying as busing as she can. Big accomplishment today, she created a sign to put on her door for when she naps stating "SHH NAPPING". Some people are great about knocking when the door is closed while other's just walk right in and announce loudly who they are and why they are there. To me it's just common courtesy. When the door is closed one reason being, Lauren has to use a commode when she goes to the bathroom, which is right on the side of her bed. She hates it, but with the PA line in she is leashed to her machines. After a week now being here, the memories are flooding back from four years ago when we sat in the same room waiting for Lauren's heart.
Today Lauren received a beautiful package from a good friend, Gina LaScala. Lauren was so excited. Gina picked out some very lovely items. A bag of chocolates, a pouch with some relaxing oils and a prayer book (which I was excited to see), I'll be able to read a prayer every morning to start my day. Thank you Gina for thinking of Lauren, that was so thoughtful and sweet of you.
Last night we hung some are work on the walls. Just to make it look a little more homey. They told us we could as long as we use the command strips. Lauren found the "Boston Has My Heart" sign at Marshall's in Chicopee. We both thought it would be appropriate to bring it and hang it up. The other pictures were done when Lauren went to a Painting with a twist class. It's funny Lauren loves when someone walks into our room and they comment how nice it looks and smells in here. We may be living in a hospital, but our room doesn't have to have that sterol hospital look to it.
We are counting down to Thursday, Lauren will be unleashed. Big day planned, going out to lunch in the cafeteria then shopping in the gift shop.
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Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant
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