Geez Louise.....what a contraption she is wagging around!
As I'm sure you are aware of by now...getting a new heart is some more of a roller coaster. But God is supplying her every need and has answered so many of our prayers. She is very thankful that she is not having to get the pump, so carrying around a 10 lb(an exaggeration) bag of IV and it's battery, is not too much of a hassle compared to having open heart surgery to get the pump. For that she is grateful! And the bonus...SHE GETS TO STAY AT HOME! I was thinking it was going to be a port, like cancer patients have, but it's not. It's a pic line...I hope that is how you say it....in other words...she has a permanent IV. It is inserted just below the right elbow, and the line from it is fed through the vein to the heart. This is supposed to "boost" her up! They have moved her from the bottom of the transplant list to the top. So this IV will be worn until she gets the heart.
When she gets the call....she will arrive to a "holding room" as they call it...and her and several other heart transplant patients will be waiting for the team to come out and tell them which one of them are getting it. Wow.....how emotional can that be? Excited for yourself...but sorry for the others that didn't get it.
Home Health is coming to her house today to help her with the IV, and teach them how to change the bag, battery, etc. They will come once a week to keep a check on it.
Too much info I know, but this is also like a diary of sorts...so we can remember just how it all happened! You know us....remembering things is not our speciality:)
Thanks for your continued support and prayers! You are the best!!
Love to all,