Saturday, 11 July 2009

Transplant !

As long as we've been waiting for the call, it came as a complete surprise. There was a kidney for Grace! Our celebration was saddened by the realization that a young man's life had ended for this gift to be given. Seven different children here at Children's Hospital received an organ transplant from his death and we are forever grateful that he checked the donor box on his driver's license.
We arrived at Children's Hospital at 5am as instructed, only to learn that her surgeon was on vacation in Florida. The earliest flight back had him landing at 7pm which delayed her transplant all day. But it was worth the wait!
Grace's new kidney is working...she's peeing like never before. Her pain level is very manageable and everything looks great.
Thank you for all the prayers and calls. We are awed to see God's hand in Grace's life once again.


Perri said...

Praising an awesome God with you and praying for the young man's family who so selflessly enriched so many lives.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad your daughter is doing well. Pray she will continue to do so. May God continue to Bless your family.
Perris Mom

KarenW said...

Praise the Lord!

Emily said...

After reading your post I got up from the computer...dug through my purse...found my wallet...and double checked that I was an organ donor.

I am.

THEN I made sure that Jim knew of my wishes.
what a priceless gift that young man gave your family.

...and I bet your daughter is thrilled that you're posting about her peeing abilities...:)

Fifi said...

God is Good! That is awesome news!

jen said...

So glad! Is Grace half as sweet as she looks? You are so blessed.