Earlier this week I was admitted to the hospital. I was having some troubles with a cough and my doctors needed to figure out what was causing the cough. They looked at infection (i.e. pneumonia), blood clots and heart failure. Here’s how I came to feel about this. If I had pneumonia I would be off the transplant list for six days. If I had blood clots I would be off the transplant list for six weeks. If my heart failure was causing it, hospitalization would be required but I would also move up on the list from a 1b to a 1a. Turns out it was the latter so here I am.
I have a “swan” in my neck so they can continue to measure heart and lung pressures. My skin is torn up from the electrodes. I miss my husband and children all day. That being said, I’m doing great! My spirits are up! I’m hopeful my heart will be here sooner rather than later. I am thrilled at all of the support that has come in via text, Facebook, emails, phone calls and visits. I feel so very loved.
My kiddos have both come to visit even though Will seems more interested in running the halls of the hospital than hanging with mom. I can’t wait to get home to them with my new heart that will allow me to keep up with them for years to come.
All of the thoughts and prayers are very much appreciated. I can’t wait to celebrate my new heart with all of you!
Courage, dear heart. ~ C. S.Lewis