Friday, September 12, 2008

Daxton's New Heart

                                                    Daxton's New Heart Transplant

Today is such a great day for one family and a heartbreaking day for another. I received a phone call about 2:35 this morning to tell me that Daxton has a heart. Unfortunately my phone ringer was off and I did not know. So I saw the message first thing this morning and was able to run up and see Daxton. I am heading up again in a few to sit in the waiting room with his family. I am so grateful for this beautiful miracle. Daxton melts my heart and he has the sweetest family. We are so happy for you DAXTON!!! We will continue our prayers not only for you and your family but for the family who's heart aches to hold their little angel. Yes he finally got his new heart.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

The "Page"

Megan's Heart transplant pager went off about 10:30 a.m. on September 2, 2008. Emily the transplant coordinator asked me if they could tell her before I got back to the hospital to begin the blood workup... How exciting,,, Driving to the clinic with the emegancy flashers on... Making sure we had our T-Shirts made,(Yellow with the words Be a donor, give someone your heart...on the back a picture of her and the words *Like me*) Dr. Kourtes went to harvest the new heart
Megan wanted to spend most of her time holding Teagan and watching his smile... they bonded very deeply..Finally, they took her to the OR at 7:oo p.m Dr. Kaza was the surgeon that performed the transplant....Megan went to sleep at 7:20 and the first chest incision was at 8:10 the new heart began to beat at 9:55 p.m. Megan was in the PICU and I got to see her at 1:30 a.m September 3, 2008... Up hill from then on..... to be continued tomorrow and up to date. Her mom Paula