Saturday, October 11, 2008

I have a date!!!!!!!

For my kidney transplant that is....

We finally got it all figured out, and scheduled, so it is definitely going to be on November 10th now. I will be going into the hospital next week to start some IV antibiotics, but hopefully will only be in there a couple of days. Then I'll stay on home IV's until time for transplant. After the transplant, they are anticipating me being in the hospital 5 to 7 days. That is SO much different than when I had my lung transplant. I was there 16 days then, and had to be readmitted several more times for another surgery, and complications. For my kidney transplant, I'll only be in ICU for one night (as long as everything goes according to plan), and then I'll be moved to a step-down room.

My husband Jason, or daughter Casey will be updating my blog regularly during that day/week to bring you updates. Please keep my mom and me in your prayers! My mom is so awesome for giving me yet ANOTHER organ (she and my uncle each gave me a lobe of their lung when I got my lung transplant). She told me I couldn't have anymore after this...hahaha! Also, please keep the rest of my family in your prayers. I think dealing with the wait while your loved one is having surgery is worse than being the patient!! Thanks guys!


Amy said...

That is so awesome!!! I will be thinking of you that whole week!!!!

Mom's are funny aren't they ;)


Piper said...

christy, such great news! i will definitely send some extra good healing vibes your way for you and your mom on that week!

Shea said...

I am so nervous for you, but I just know this will make you feel so much better. God bless you. I hope you are able to get back to feeling good and doing the things that make you happy.