I'm sending prayers, positive thoughts, and good vibes to Tricia tonight. If you have not read their story. Go ahead and do so... then join me in praying that her transplant is a go, for a safe journey through, and for the donor family who lost someone today but gave the gift of life.
I've been through this wait a number of times with other CFers, but it doesn't get any less filled with nervous, anxious, excitement. It never lacks in pain for the donor family that lost someone, but gratefulness at giving new life to someone who needs it so badly. If the surgery is a go, it comes on the birthday of my dear friend Eva who breathes every day with new lungs... fresh and full of life. It always seems that transplants come on the birthday, transplant day, or death day of someone related to the CF community.
update It was a "dry run", the term assigned to when you get the call and the lungs are determined not right. It can be for a number of reasons, but it is fairly common. But it doesn't make it suck any less. A chance for new life put on hold and still a life lost.