Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Changed My Mind..

...I can't wait until next week to take (vent) about this!!! As you remember a couple of weeks ago we found out that Don's liver is getting worse. In fact, his doctor told us to go ahead and get on the transplant list. This news was hard for us to hear..












It was around this time that Don had a vivid dream that I posted about; a dream that upset and angered me. He dreamt that he tripped and fell and I caught him. I not only caught him, but in his words, I was holding him above my head. My first reaction was anger because I felt like he believed that I was going to some how be able to fix everything by myself. Like I had some kind of magic power .. or some kind of special "In" with God. I held my silence about my feelings until, those angry feelings turned into deep sadness. Then I had a long talk with him about it all.

*****

Fast forward about a week +

As usual, I was doing more research and although I knew just about all there was to know about liver transplants and live liver transplants (will explain this later) - I was still searching.. I found this donor blood chart:

BLOOD TYPE COMPATIBILITY CHART
Blood Type / Can receive liver from / Can donate a liver to:
O_________ / ___________ O ________ / _______ O, A, B, AB
A_________ / ___________ O, A _____ / _______ A, AB
B_________ / ___________ O, B _____ / _______ B, AB
AB________ / ___________ O, A, B, AB/ _______ AB


I could not get it out of my head.. or my heart ..or maybe both. I knew I was A+ blood type. Someone gave me that information and I wrote it down. Clearly by this chart, I could not be a live donor for my husband.. but that feeling.. that inner nagging feeling would not let up. So I sent an e-mail to the surgeon who did my hysterectomy and asked her to check my chart for the blood type.. and guess what? You know already .. my real blood type is O+.

Wow - just wow!!! I can possibly be a live donor for my husband..and that inner feeling tells me that all the other tests will match up as well...

to be continued..

10 comments:

JJ said...

That is amazing!! :)

pedalpower said...

wow. Now that's a great story. Blessings to you both.

donna baker said...

Continued strength and comfort to you and Don.

Beth S. said...

That's wonderful! Praying for you both!

Restyled Home said...

You just gave me chills!
I am sending up prayers for you both.
You are such a wonderful, loving wife and person.

(((hugs)))
Linda
xo

phaedra96 said...

Hoping that your dream premonition comes true and you can donate a part of your liver to save Don. How soon will you know?

Julie said...

1ST consultation appointment is tomorrow morning!

Laura M. said...

Praying hard that the appointment goes well! And praises to God that His prompting got you to check your blood type again, amazing!

Sami said...

I will keep you and your husband in my prayers.

Sami G.

Ginger said...

Wow, that dream really meant something, didn't it? I hope you will be able to be a donor for Don. that would be fantastic.