Don’t make me turn this car around!

May 20, 2015 at 11:40 AM 10 comments

Now that we’re On Our Way, the only next logical question is “are we there yet?”

Huh? Huh? Huh? Huh?  Are we there yet?  I’m getting hungry!  Daaaaaaaad, she’s touching me!  Make him stop breathing on me! Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?  Huh? Huh? Huh?

But on this road trip there’s hardly any of that, ’cause it turns out we’re here already.

Holy crap.

Getting Eliana active on the transplant list seemed to take forever, but it’s taken less than a week to secure a kidney.  They called  yesterday morning to let us know there were two available kidneys and that she was #3 on the list.  Called later in the day to say she was continuing in a backup spot but there was still a chance.

Then at about 4:15 am the phone rang with instructions for us to show up by about 6 am to start the process.  A few of hours of testing and paperwork, and she was off to the OR by 9:30.  Now the fun part…waiting for the 4-6 (or more) hours it’s going to take for the surgery and initial recovery. (Made a bit easier by a nice little concert by Steven Courtney and Lisa Lewis – they must have gotten the music memo.)  If all goes well we’ll be with her in the PICU by dinnertime, then hanging out here at Hershey for the next couple of weeks as things even out.

Here we go!  Wish us luck…and stay on your side of the seat, would ya?

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lisa Frey  |  May 20, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Yahoo! I’m so happy to hear this good news, keeping you all in my prayers!
    Lisa

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  • 2. Robin and Stu  |  May 20, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    Wishing Eliana the best of luck and good results. Please keep us informed we are thinking about all of you. Love, Robin and Stu

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  • 3. loonsng  |  May 20, 2015 at 12:54 PM

    Sending you wishes for strength as you begin this journey. I have asked my Guardian Angel to work with Eliana’s Guardian Angel. Together, they will make miracles!

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  • 4. S/J Lerner  |  May 20, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Holy Crap is right. This is such good news to read. You have just brought extremely positive news into our lives today. We are on your side of the seat and our thoughts and blessings will be headed your way for however long it takes. Love, Aunt Sandy & Uncle Joel

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  • 5. Anne  |  May 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    OMG. Was just getting to comment on your first post, when this one popped up. Many, many prayers go your way.

    Reply
  • 6. tinanovosel  |  May 20, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Love and strength to all of you today!!! Always in my prayers!

    Reply
  • 7. Dominic Cardone  |  May 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    This is wonderful. Many Cardone prayers are on the way!

    Reply
  • 8. Kim Smith  |  May 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Prayers are continuing to be said.

    Reply
  • 9. Ed and Dee  |  May 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Excellent news! Dee and I are in high prayer mode!

    Reply
  • 10. Denise Day  |  August 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    So happy to hear about the transplant. What a blessing.

    Reply

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