Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Intermission - A New Year, A New Heart *p.s.

K received his new heart at 3:00 am today.

B called me at 9:30, and said that he was doing well, they' are obviously keeping an eye on him, but this afternoon he was coming out of the anesthesia and sedation, followed directions, and opened his eyes when he heard B's voice. H, their 4-year old son is ready to play baseball with him, now that he's got his new heart.

He has a long road ahead of him, but K is on his way.

*p.s. Newt reminded me of the huge loss another family endured last night. They have been in my thoughts -- if only they knew the enormity of the gift they have given.


Newt said...

Oh, how wonderful! If only 2009 could come with a guarantee that everything will stay so miraculous!

Best wishes to K and B and the family that gave up that heart. I hope they find some comfort.

Tash said...

I hope he rests easy. It's a bittersweet gift, isn't it.

Aunt Becky said...

Tash said it best (doesn't she always?). Bittersweet.

I send B and K all the love and light in the world.

Julia said...

Bittersweet gift indeed, ever more so at the holidays.

A hope for a better year, a new start to the lovely family of B and K.

And a better year for you too, Sue. You need it, and I want it for you, fiercely.

Amy said...

That is such a nice gift given by another family. Yes, bittersweet.

Hoping that the New Year brings us all everything we desire.

Carrie said...

Hope he goes from strength to strength.

Some gifts are truly special.

Betty M said...

What a great gift for K and his family. I know two people still here 20 and 15 years on as a result of the immense gifts of others and it still fills me with awe when families are ready to do these things in times of intense grief.