Anything is possible
heart transplant, inspirational story, organ transplant
On Monday January 8th, Lauren and I will be moving into Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston Ma to wait for her new Heart and Kidney transplants.
I'm still in shock at the idea of what is happening. We knew Lauren would need a heart transplant, since this past June when Lauren became very sick. The discussion was brought up, but when we found out she needed a kidney transplant along with a heart, I have no words.
After Lauren's heart transplant in 2013-2014, I said "I could never do that again". To have to watch your child go through so much, for so long, the pain is still in me. Then I think what is Lauren thinking about. We talk a lot, but we have our fears we do not verbalize to each other.
Our bags are packed, bedding has been bought (mattress pads to make Lauren's hospital bed more comfy, and one for me to make my couch more comfy). They told us to bring some stuff to decorate the room, to make it a little bit more homey. We are going to be there for quite awhile, talking months.
My sister Donna came here for the week to help us organize and prepare ourselves for our departure. So many things to think of. Donna has been a great support for us, and as always I could never say thank you enough for the help. Love you so much. My sister Laureen is coming up in the next couple of weeks to stay with us. Laureen packed up her house and is going to stay with us in the hospital. With her help, I will be able to go home now and then and she will be able to go to my house to help Dean and Kopper She is giving up her life in Florida to be able to help us. How do you say "THANK YOU FOR THAT" I can only pray our wait is not as long as for first heart transplant, which was 9 months.
With Much Love lynne
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