Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
I am sitting here in this hospital room, and in disbelief looking at the calendar today is March 13, 2018. Five years ago, we sat in this same room on this date when the doctors entered the room and said "Lauren has been accepted on the heart transplant list".
In my wildest dreams would I have ever expected to be sitting here again (in the same room) waiting for Lauren's second heart transplant plus a kidney. You really never know what life throws at you.
Lauren, March 13, 2013 Lauren, March 13, 2018
Today we are also supposed to find out if Lauren can stay as a, !A without having the PA line in. I really don't know how Lauren will react. I told her if they come back and say it needs to be placed in, I will leave the room so you can have a private meltdown.
Today it seems, like it is kind of a weird day here. With so much on our minds, it doesn't take much. Lauren had a small melt down, my heart broke. To see your child break down and say "Why can't I have a normal life, what the HELL." Lauren can always put on that beautiful smile, but deep inside she is crying. She hides her pain, I tell her at times, she just needs to let it out.
My sister Laureen, is with us now, to help out. Lauren has been great. She is still finding her way around here. Getting used to her new surroundings and weather. I think she is the only one in Boston, forget that, in New England that is excited for the snow. She is outside, taking pictures all the time. Tourist. LOL Laureen lives in Florida, and hasn't seen snow in almost 33 years. So at least someone around here is happy with the weather.
Last night I didn't sleep well, which makes the day drag more than it does. It's snowing, cold and very windy. Makes the room feel dreary and gloomy. You just want to take a nap but if I do, I will never sleep today. What to do...
I will post as soon as we hear about the PA line. Like they say no news is good news.
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