Living Life in the City
Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
1 Living one day at a time has become a true statement in our lives. Every morning when I wake up I feel blessed to be at home, to be able to make a cup of coffee and enjoy it in my jammies. To me, that is the best feeling. I do not take that simple act for granted, it's a blessing. Then I wonder what will my day entail. I look at my calendar book, see what appointments we may have for the day. Love to see nothing in that block for the day, I can then plan the day around what needs to be done in the house.
When my daughter Lauren was very sick this past June, the doctors are calling it a Heart Shock. When have now found out her heart at this point hasn't recovered as they expected it to. The doctor's during that time started the process of the possibility of re-listing Lauren on the heart transplant list. We all had high hopes that her heart will recover in time. At our last appointment we were told Lauren's heart hasn't recovered like we all wished it had. With that said, they are moving forward with all the appropriate tests to be completed so that they can present to the board to find out if Lauren will be approved to be placed on the heart transplant list again.
If you have read my book Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant then you know you just don't get placed. It is a gift to be accepted, then the long waiting begins.
I say to myself "I can't do that again", but I know we don't have a choice in this matter. Lauren is scared and is working hard to keep this heart strong with hopes that it will recover, which it could, but the doctors are moving forward just incase.
So now we just live our lives one day at a time. Every day is a blessing to make it a great day. In a blink it could be taken away.
If you would like to read our story living in the hospital on the heart transplant list go to
my home page, it is selling on Amazon. Strength in a Heartbeat, Diary of a Heart Transplant.