Have you ever felt almost
both felt this past week. You are told there will be a transplant, but you know that the rug can still be pulled out from
under your baby, your little girl, your young adult child. Even on the day it could still be cancelled. The Transplant surgeons
must like what they see once they start operating. You know it will happen AFTER it happens. They protect
both recipient AND donor. A very good thing.
Caitlin is blessed. No doubt, a recipient of a miracle. Caitlin received a kidney from Bridget, one of her very best friends from High School.
They have been bests since 1993 when we moved here. Her smile gave her away as she walked down the quiet hospital corridor toward us
at five~ish in the morning on Wednesday (almost 2 weeks ago now). Her Ausie boyfriend, Myles, along side of her. Bridget. A wide, happy &
wonderful smile. Eyes twinkling. Bridget is a most, most lovely young lady! She has gone off to college, worked and traveled. Now, one of
the most important journeys of her life has been taken, the giving of her kidney, a life extending gift for our daughter, Caitlin. In 6 weeks time,
God Willing, Birdget will be in New Zealand soaking up the wonderful landscape, starting another chapter of her life with Myles!
Many, many loved ones have tried to donate, some coming very close, See Jennifer. All willing to donate one of their own kidney's.
All willing to sacrifice for another person! Some related, some good friends. Pretty cool.
*To all who donate ~ THANK YOU!
*To all who try to donate ~ THANK YOU!
*To all who support, give after transplant care for their loved ones ~ THANK YOU!