Now I am!!!!
Carman got lungs!!! Carman got lungs!!!! CARMAN GOT LUNGS!!!!!
I was at the hospital on the 13th when he got the call. I practically lost my mind. My wish come true.
His call came exactly 2 months after mine. My call came exactly 3 weeks after Mark's. I guess Carman just wanted to take his sweet time.
Here he is waiting to see if it's a go:
|The shirt will direct the surgeons on where to stash the new blowers|
|Throwing our thumbs in the ring|
|Sending good vibes|
I got a text the next morning at 8:30ish from his daughter, Danica, "Walking to the OR" and then, "Gone".
Cold freaking chills babeeee.
We booked it to the hospital and spent the day waiting with Pamela, Danica and the rest of his family. It killed me to leave for the hour and a half for physio (although if I'm honest I would tell you that I rushed through and was done in record time).
Around 6:30pm the surgeon came in to let us know that Carman had flown through surgery like a champ and had no complications...and here I thought he'd be giving them all a hard time, being all annoying and stuff. Oh ya, he was asleep and therefore couldn't open his mouth.
I will now be able to go home in March (fingers crossed) without worrying about my buddy. I will be here for his entire recovery and get to enjoy bossing him around for the next few weeks. He has to listen to me as I'm the one with the transplant experience, right??
Love you Carman. So happy you got your second chance; your gift of life.
Organ donation is amazing.
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