Yep! But it wasn’t NY Presbyterian who called. It was Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia who called just minutes ago to tell us they have a perfect match for my daughter, Marielle! Surgery is at 3AM!
Please continue to keep my Sunshine Girl in your prayers!
UPDATE: Marielle was taken into the operating room around 6:30AM EST. The surgery can take anywhere from 6 to 10 hours. Will update as soon as I hear anything. Thanks for your continued prayers and support! P.S. – Happy Birthday to my sister, Delia and brother, Joe! LC
EVENING UPDATE: Oh–things could not be going better! Marielle came through her kidney transplant and is doing GREAT. Surgeons removed both of her diseased kidneys and gave her a healthy young kidney in their place. Everyone is thrilled! She woke up and the first thing she said was, “When school ends, I’d like my lobster tail.” ROTFL…that’s my girl!
I can’t tell you all how you’ve carried me when I was scared and unsure. I keep thinking that it’s all a dream. It feels so surreal–to finally reach the other side and preapre to start our new life. Thank you.
Things will be critical over the next few days as we see how she responds to her new kidney. I’ve been through transplant before and remember all too well the ups and downs we’ll be through. But that’s ok…we’ll stay strong and keep at it.
I’ll update everyone after a good night’s rest (I’ve only been up about 40 hours now). LC