It's true. 9:00 last night, Mark and I received a phone call from Emily (our transplant coordinator). She was calling to inform us that we have a heart. Our cardiology team believes that this will be the perfect heart for Madison.
(I should have updated this blog earlier, but instead I just wanted to hold Maddie all night. I couldn't let go of her).
Through the night, Mark and I have been flooded with every emotion. I don't think there are any words to perfectly describe how we are feeling. We are so grateful, excited, humbled, sad, happy, and very very scared (at least I am..). We know that we are in the best hospital and we have an amazing team with us. Abigail's dad was right...while I wouldn't wish this to happen to any family, I do wish that you could experise some of our experiences. We have had some humbling and amazing experiences. I wish all of you could meet our cardiology team. They are brilliant people who are truely living and doing exactly what they have come to earth to do. I'm beginning to believe that one can be foreordained to be a surgeon or anesthesiologist . Maybe.. who knows. They are brilliant. They have become our family.
Anyway... Maddie should be going into surgery around 3:00pm (ish) today. She will be in surgery for about 6-8 hours. You are welcome to come to the hospital and visit with Mark and I. (we could probably use a little chattin) For serious, please come by! Mark and I would love it. And we need you. We are only asking that family and friends come around 4:00pm ish. Mark and I just want to spend this morning with Madison. (plus we are talking with many doctors and want to be 100% available to them.)
I promise to keep Maddie's blog updated. For now, here are some pictures of us during the last 12 hours. Enjoy.
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