Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bad News. Good News.

Aaron and I went last Saturday to Ames to get our blood drawn to see if our blood types are even compatible with Blake's.  Blake is blood type A, so he is needing blood type A or O for a possible donor.

We didn't hear anything on Monday from Ames or Iowa City, so due to the fact that I was beyond antsy and a nervous freakin' wreck, I just called the lab in Ames and asked for the results.  I am: AB+.  Aaron is: O+. 

The bad news is:  I am not compatible.  The good news is: Aaron is.  *Sigh*  So...yeah.  As you can imagine, I am devastated.  Like really, really sad. I wanted to be Blaker's donor. I know 99% of you reading this cannot imagine what we are going through (and I hope you never do).  But, just imagine for a moment that you had the opportunity to pass along the gift of LIFE.  To your CHILD.  You would want that, wouldn't you?  Of course you would.  To find out that will not be happening is a very hard pill for this mama to swallow.

I have a few friends who have been so incredibly supportive in reassuring me that this is all part of God's plan.  I know that.  Obviously, God feels like it is more important for me to be able to take care of everybody when transplant time rolls around.  I can accept that.  It's an important job. :)

So, Aaron will be taking Blake down on Tuesday for his nephrology appointment and will also get some more blood drawn.  They will mix Aaron's blood and Blake's blood and see if Blake's blood rejects Aaron.  Please pray that it does not.  This is just the next step in the process.  We'll keep you posted...
Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.


mandy hunecke said...

Positive thoughts! Thinking of all of you!

Angie Brooker said...

You gave him life one time! Maybe it's Aaron's turn! :) Thinking of you guys all the time!

Anonymous said...

As Angie pointed out, you gave him life when one DR. advised against it. We'll be praying for all of you. Just hang on for the ride 'cause it will most likely still be bumpy and wild.

htddxb said...

we'll be praying for all of you.