For the umpteenth time this week, Emily and I have some incredible news.
I don't even know how to start this post, but long story short, one of Max's main doctors came in a little while ago and told us that they got an offer for a heart donation, and they accepted it. This is not a guarantee that Max will undergo a transplant tomorrow, but if everything looks good in the morning. It's go time.
The new heart is the exact right size, blood type, and appears to be healthy. Our cardiologist is coming in on his day off tomorrow to do the echocardiogram on the new heart himself to make sure it is perfect for our Max.
We have been on the donation list for less than two days, which usually takes a minimum of 2-4 weeks alone. The doctors have been working around the clock to get Max a heart and they have delivered, in literal record time. Our gratitude towards them has no words.
No one has ever seen anything quite like this before. The nurses are saying it is a miracle and the doctors are ecstatic, bewildered, and speechless, and so are we!
Emily and I are still in shock from the news, especially since we were prepared to wait for upwards of six months for this news. To get an offer alone is a feat in itself, let alone after two days.
Max is making history after only four days on Earth.
I don't like to ask for much, but please keep us in your thoughts, prayers, meditations, and mantras for the next few days. The good vibes are obviously helping and we can never have too much positivity for our little man.
Thank you to everyone. We truly love each and every one of you and cannot wait for you to meet Mister Max, new heart and all.
|Keep your fingers crossed. For Max.|
If we get the green light tomorrow, I will try to post something to keep everyone informed. The typical infant heart transplant lasts 8-12 hours, and potentially longer for Max with his hypoplastic condition.