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.


  1. You guys are so awesome! We are thinking of you today!!!!!

  2. We will be praying for Abby, the team of doctors, the rest of your family, and peace for the donor family.

  3. So many prayers and so much love coming your way today!

  4. Michelle,
    I am SO happy for you guys! We will be praying for you all! I know Heavenly Father is watching over you guys. Thank you for keeping us in the loop.

    Lenae Smith

  5. Sending hugs and prayers your way today!

    Christina from IHH
    Heart Momma to Jacob

  6. Messages of support for Abby and your family on the Intermountain Healing Hearts facebook page:


  7. Great news! so happy for you girl! this is really hard for me! now i cant come see you like i planned on doing today. but i will postpone the trip for afterwards, when your better. Sooo excited to see you soon.. i love you. hope all goes well. i will keep you in my mind and my heart!!!

  8. Wow! That awesome!! Good luck! We will keep praying!!!

  9. Saw the good news about Abby's new heart on Intermountain Healing Hearts facebook page. Your sweet family is my prayers. What an exciting/nerve wracking day! Know that the heart mamas of IHH are here for you. Being a heart mama/heart kiddo is hard, but once you're in, you're family!

    Much love,
    Heart mama to Olivia (TOF)