...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..