Tuesday, July 12, 2011
We are waiting in room 3076. We got here at 4:00, and a lot has already happened since then. Since we've been here they've already: taken her vitals, put two iv's in, taken a chest xray, given her lots of meds to take, and given us lots of papers to sign and lots of things to think about. Right now, believe it or not, Abby is asleep.....but it won't last long. They're supposed to take her down for the surgery at about 9:00. It should last between 4 and 6 hours. They will give us updates throughout. We don't know anything about the donor or where the heart came from......all we know is that it's the perfect heart for Abby. I'm scared, real scared.....but actually surprisingly calm. I know it's the perfect heart and the perfect time. Britt and Brock got here yesterday at 5:00, we had a fun night together and now they're here for Abby. We're still just waiting....I know that sometimes when the surgeon sees the heart he changes his mind, but not usually; but there's still a chance they'll change their mind. I hope not. It's going to be a long day...but a good one. I can't help but to think of the donor family and the struggle they're going through right now, but they just gave my daughter her life. I'm so thankful they made that decision, so eternally thankful. Today we need your prayers more than ever before, I will keep you posted.