Thursday, February 5, 2009

February 5th, 2009

So we had our first "dry run" today, the nurse came in at about 1pm and took blood because she said they had a possible donor. But after 4 hours of wait time the doctor came in and told us that the heart went to someone that was a better match. Oh well, we know that our time will come and we are joyful for the person that did get to receive this gift of life.

Dave did really good today, as a matter of fact right now he is sitting up eating a double portion of low sodium turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy. It is his fave around here, and it is what they serve every Thursday night.

We are all hanging in there and trying to be as positive as we can, everyday brings new challenges and new rewards. Please continue to pray for our strength and that we keep our eyes to the Lord during this time. I go home tomorrow and Dave will be by himself until Doug gets here on Saturday, so please pray for his comfort while he is alone.


  1. Wow! What a roller coaster today must have been! We continue to pray for you as you take this journey one day at a time.

    Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord, Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord!

    Blessings of courage, Kim

  2. Hello David, Doug and Bronwyn,
    This is not a set back about the "possibility" of the new heart, but a firm assurance that David is on the list and the system is working in finding the perfect donor. I hope you have a super wonderful day and here is my bible verse to share with you that I reflect on daily to give me peace:
    For I know the plans I have for your, delares The Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
    Jermiah 29:11 How absolutely perfect and applicable to you, me and all of us.
    Love to you, Liz, Lianna and Paul