Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hello everyone, Christi. Bo and I have come to realize that the blog is the best way to get information out to everyone, so I apologize upfront to family and friends that should receive a personal phone call, you will get one later.
We got the call yesterday and Bo is accepted to be put on the list for a double lung transplant. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! I do say that with a little hesitation, a little, don't get me wrong I am excited and truly believe this is the best option, but I hesitate because of the seriousness of the procedure. (I would have to think you would wonder if I truly loved Bo if I sent him to something this serious without worrying, needless to say I do not handle the feeling "scared" very well. Hopefully it will pass soon) We did learn this doesn't mean that yesterday he was on the list, it means he was accepted to be on the list, we go up March 27th to sign the consent forms and get his Lung Allocation Score, to see where he goes on the list. There are not promises, but they typically get lungs within 1 to 2 months. So I feel like I am repeating myself, but I now have 2 weeks before my world is rocked again and we enter the waiting period of when do we get the phone call. I guess we enjoy this 2 weeks of stable and know that our path is widening with possibilities.
Thank you to everyone that has offered to help us, we will be taking your help in the near future. First and foremost we want stability for Addi (and the buddies) so you will be getting emails from me about our game plan.
Thank you everyone for your prayers, they are truly answered. I just have to ask though to keep praying to give us strength to get through the waiting and the procedure. It is weird to pray for lungs, because we know where they come from and the mourning that someone else is going through, but I do have faith that our paths will cross with the greatest of people and I can't wait to see where this journey will lead us now.
Thanks and Love,
Christi and Addi

8 comments:

Candace said...

I just dont even know what to say. I am so filled with emotion, I cant imagine how you all are feeling. I think this is huge step in a new direction. You all have carried yourselves with such grace I know it will continue as this new journey emerges. Please let us know what we can do to help. You have so many cheerleaders and so many that are praying for you...I know everyone is sending well wishes for all of you. Most of all CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! WE LOVE YOU....
WALKER AND CANDACE

Jerrold said...

Best news I have heard in a while I will have to make the announcement on my blog to our other cancer buds, Soon you will be exchanging lung txp stories with the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

The prayer warriors in Dsm have been praying so hard for all of you! Tonight, we'll thank God for this great news and pray for you all during this next chapter. Congratulations and keep up the fight. --Lori.

Anonymous said...

YIPEE!!!! This is so exciting!! We will continue to pray for you guys and we are here to help in any way we can! We love you!

rachel, justin, and the kids

Anonymous said...

A willingness to walk the path in faith can be daunting, and it would not be normal to NOT WORRY! Having an openess to experience the next step requires a courageous open heart which everyone sees in you guys. We are powerful souls and have great influence to heal and ease the journey. Our thoughts are with you. We are all one in a prayer for your family.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!
Jenn in CA

Allystria said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys. I know it's been a long road to find out if Bo would be accepted or not. Enjoy your two weeks of quiet with your little girl!

Anonymous said...

What an amazing world we live in where such miracles are even possible! prayers to you and all of yours and to those you've yet to meet to whom you will forever be tied through the gift of their loss and sacrafice.

From Omaha.