Dr. Kaza, out transplant surgeon, just came in to give us some news. The good news is.....the heart is a definite YES!! The not so good news is....it's still going to be about 4 hours until she goes in for the surgery, so, like everything else the past 7 weeks, the waiting begins again. Abby is asleep right now, so I will let you know how the morning went.
3:38 I got a phone call from Emily on the transplant team. She said, "we have a heart for Abby!" She told me that they were waiting for a room for Abby and that she would call me back in 10 minutes to let me know where to go. I woke up the kids and started getting ready; But, then I thought it was just a dream. I had had this dream a couple of times before. I told the kids that I thought she called but maybe I was dreaming, I didn't know for sure. So, they made me check my phone records and verify that I did receive a call at 3:38 a.m. I did. Then, I realized that the number the call was from wasn't from the transplant team like I was told it would be, it was from a number I didn't recognize. So, being the crazy woman that I am, I started thinking that maybe it was just a prank call!!!! I told Britt and Brock that maybe someone was just playing a sick trick on us.....and I truly believed that this was possible!! They just laughed at me and told me to finish getting our stuff ready. One thing that I've learned through all of this is that during high stress times, I think that everyone is lying to me and things aren't real. That 20 minute wait, waiting for Emily to call back was so long, I really thought that it was for real. I was extremely relieved when my phone rang again. We made it to the hospital, checked in, called my brother for a blessing and my dad to get up here, and we've just been waiting ever since.
I just can't help but to think how blessed I am. Through all of this, everything has happened perfectly. I've been so impatient that past 2 weeks, but now I know that it wouldn't have happened without Brock and Britt being here, it just wouldn't have been right. Everything, everything even from her collapsing that first day, has happened how it was supposed to happen. That's how I know that this surgery will be perfect too. I have complete faith and confidence that the surgery will go without any complications and that her recovery will be just how it should be. I've had pretty good intuition so far, and I just feel like things will be okay. Remember when I said this would happen in July and we'd be home for Christmas?? It might just happen! Thank you everyone for your prayers, it's obious that they've been answered. We love all of you!! I will post again when we're heading down to surgery.