Video of when the Dr. David came in to give Lauren the news
The last couple of days have been nothing but, nerve racking, stressful, happy and scary days. I wanted to share the moment with everyone when Lauren received the news they have a new heart and kidney for Lauren.
Update today on Lauren: Lauren is still has the breathing tube in and she is still sedated. The Dr.s told me this morning she has a little bit of fluids around her lungs that they want her to get rid of before they wake her up and remove the breathing tube. She is doing most of the breathing on her own, with a little bit of support from the ventilator. Great news. Her heart and kidney are doing great. After her surgery they were able to close her chest, last time they had to keep her open for a couple of day because of swelling. Lauren has a little cold before the surgery, so she has some music built up, but they are not concerned about it. Everything is moving nicely. They woke her up yesterday to make sure she responds to commands, OH Happy Day for us. She woke up and responded to all the commands, I told her the surgery lasted 15 hours, her eyes just went wide open. She was alert, but told when we asked her if she was in pain she nodded yes big time. I was so so happy to be able to see those beautiful brown eyes if only for a few minutes. Today they are going to wake her up again, so can't wait. I just keep telling her to stay strong my little pollock. At this point family is only allowed to see her, she is still very critical, but moving forward. I feel like I am living in a dream, and I don't want to be woken up. Thank you everyone for all your love and support. I have been trying to keep updates going, but if not me a family member will. The new sleeping quarters is in the family room now. My back and hips are really killing me. Dean is here with us and Lauren's boyfriend has been here the whole time. My son Mikey has been up here almost everyday, so we do have family around us. Please keep the prayer coming. My son Mike Thibault has been posting on Facebook, post and different benefits that are coming up.