Just spoke with the nurse. Jim is still in surgery. Lungs are in and they are working on connecting "things". She doesn't think it will be too much longer...whatever that means. I'm starting to believe that this is real and getting excited. On the way up here Jim said he thinks that this is it and he had a good feeling about it. I refused to believe that it would happen for fear that the emotional rollercoaster would be too much for me to handle again.
Some neat things:
We were supposed to go to Columbia tomorrow for his final vist to be cross listed. An email has been sent to the transplant coordinator saying thanks but we no longer need you!
He was listed here on 3/8/19 and received a call om 5/19. The #9 is Jim's favorite number. He played baseball in high school as #9.
The donor lungs (thank you donor and family) came from North Carolina.
For anyone that may not know, NC is our FAVORITE place on earth!!!!!! We have been going there every year, except for one, since 1996!
Also, for those of you that are familiar with the incision, they will not be doing a "clamshell". They will be cutting down the center of his chest and break his sternum. The surgeon is more comfortable with that way and they also said that healing is easier.
WOW!!!!! This really is happening!
Piper...you're next girl!!!! And thanks for posting about Jim on FB!