'Amen.' That pretty much sums up today. We are grateful for the encouraging words and prayers throughout the day. Erin headed to the operating room at 5:00 this morning and we didn't see her again until 6:30pm. She refused to give hugs and kisses and say goodbye, determined to be in control of the situation as much as possible. She showed amazing strength and courage leading up to transplant, quietly going about her day and preparing herself mentally as best she could, the calmest preparation the nurses had ever seen. The surgery itself went very well and was performed by the nation's best cardiothoracic surgeon. The lungs were a near perfect match and looked absolutely beautiful. She had very little bleeding and her numbers looked good throughout. She will be heavily sedated and have round the clock care for the next couple of days. It was a day full of emotions and we have a long road ahead of us, but we are ever so grateful for the donor family (who forever changed the lives of three families today) for giving our daughter a chance to breath again.


  • Marsha

    Praise the Lord! What a many emotions shared by Erin, family, friends, the medical field and the donor's family. Day one is in the books and let it be known as day one to better breathing. And tomorrow is day two with continued prayers for you and your family. Stay strong and may this new journey of healing be blessed. Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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