Despite sending them both to surgery (with smiles, no less), the full impact of the day did not hit me until we got an update around 11 am that the kidney was being transferred. When I heard that, I lost it. I was just so overwhelmed by the magnitude of Whitney's sacrifice, and so hopeful that it will lead to a much better life for Theo. We've been praying for this day for so long, and have been praying specifically for Whit's surgery for about a month.
Whit's surgery wrapped up around 12 pm, and Theo's was completed around 1:45 pm. Both surgeons shared good news: Whitney handled surgery very well, and her kidney looked beautiful; Theo's surgeon said it was the "perfect" kidney and they expected big things. I'm pretty sure that is as good an outcome as possible.
|Typical Theo: all smiles in the pre-op room|
Theo is in the ICU, and looks to be doing great. Dubya, his new kidney, is working well so far --
We were told that a successful transplant is a great first step, but to expect some bumps along the road. We'll take the success of the first step -- it is such a relief!
We know hundreds of you, if not thousands, were praying for Theo and Whitney yesterday. Thank you so much for your prayers. God is good. We said many prayers of thanks yesterday for all of the answered prayers on transplant day.