Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Buh bump buh bump

At 4pm the transplant nurse came out and told us that the heart was in and beating on its own! PRAISE GOD!!!! They are sewing up all the tiny little valves that attach to the heart and slowly taking him off the heart and lung bypass machine. It will be another couple of hours before they are all finished and we will actually be able to talk to a surgeon, but I was sooooooo happy to know that the heart is in and BEATING ON ITS OWN!!!! YAY YAY OH MY OH MY

We have quite a crowd here, we were truly blessed by support today. Doug, David, and I each talked about who we wanted here as support and each one of those lovely wonderful people showed up today. Only one person couldn't come because of a child care issue, but sweetie you were here in spirit. The distance and time of day that these people traveled amazed me, all of you getting up and driving in the middle of the night just to be here for David is so wonderful and I will never forget what you have done for us today.

We have taken over the waiting room, the electrical outlets in order to plug in our laptops, cell phones etc, and we are a rowdy bunch! HAHA But just let them try and tell this mama I "can't" after what we have been through these past 60 days.

When they told me that the heart was in and beating I felt faint, my sister hugged me and I just started to shake and cry in her arms. It was like this huge weight had been lifted off of my shoulders and I just let it all out. Just knowing that he has a healthy, beating heart inside that body that has been so sick for so long, was such a relief.


  1. I am so happy and I just knew yesterday when we transferred him to the floor you would get the call. I am sending you my prayers for Utah and my small group at home is praying for David and the family right now. I can't wait to see you guys when I get home. David you are an amazing man and God has answered all of our prayers! Praise the LORD!!

    God bless, Sarah RN

  2. We also knew that it was going to happen - had a good feeling about it. We are in prayer for both David and the family of the donor. Thank God for their graciousness.

    The Evans, Cary, Susan, Christina and Matthew

  3. Please, please remember to pray for the donor's family and loved ones. Their grief is more overwhelming than you can begin to imagine. As those who love Dave are celebrating this answered prayer, there is a family who is facing a life without their loved one. Remember them daily if you can - their sorrow is just beginning, and they will need prayers for months and years to come. Praise to our Father in Heaven who gives and takes away - blessed be the name of the Lord.

  4. Please know as you pray for the donor family that they gave freely, knowing their loved one's, and their gift to your family, means that their loved one will continue to live through your loved one. We had a friend who gave her eyes, lungs, and other things and because of that, 3 other families lives changed. You are in a very special "family" of people.