S/O Donating Organs... Prayer Request! Update: She is A-OKAY!
Hey everyone, I posted in that thread that my very young aunt was in need of lungs, and there is an update, if anyone was interested.
Sarah is getting new lungs! She is shortly undergoing/currently undergoing surgery. One of my Grandmothers posted on Facebook with a wonderfully worded prayer request:
"Update on our Sarah: She is eight years old, so please pray for the surgical team, Sarah, her parents, and her extended family. And please, please pray for the donor family; They lost a child and gave a precious gift of life so that Sarah could live"
I cannot believe that so soon after that donor post, after waiting so long for lungs, she is finally getting a chance to live a better life! I will keep this post updated as soon as I hear anything else, whether it's good news or bad...
Here is a picture of Sarah and my Grandfather, taken a few weeks ago at Boston Childrens Hospital.
UPDATE 9:05 PM EST: From my older Aunt's Facebook: "Surgery will take around 18 hours. She is getting both lungs and liver, so hopefully sometime tomorrow I will know something."
Update #2: I was mistaken; she is having surgery this morning, not last night. They had to do a lot of preparations, get the organs to the hospital, and find recipients for the rest of the organs first. So, today will be a long, long day for my Aunt and my Grandpa. They'll certainly be in all of my family's thoughts.
Update #3: 8:14am EST. They wound up pushing the surgery back until almost 9pm last night, but they have successfully transplanted the new lungs! At 6:40am this morning, they began working on transplanting the new liver. So far, she is doing well, but she is still in surgery.
Update #4: 8:05am EST. All organs have been successfully transplanted, and the doctors and surgeons say that everything looks great so far! Thank you everyone for your prayers and kind words and thoughts.