Tuesday, February 12, 2013

THE Call…

[I have started to write our journey to Katy’s new heart and what the last 2 weeks have been like… but its too much.  I have no choice but to break it up.}

February 12th was an pretty ordinary day for our family.  Mike and Katy headed in to Boston for Katy’s Pre Op appointments for her cath that was scheduled for the following day February 13th. I was home with Patrick finishing up some orders and relaxing… the impending Cath was weighing heavy on my heart. 

At around 12pm my phone rang with a Brookline number (Children’s Hospital number)  2 years ago my heart would have skipped a beat today not so much.  Depending where Mike is in the hospital his cell reception is spotty at best.  So I figured he was just calling to check in.  So I casually answered the phone…

Amiee “Hello”

Mike: ”Hey babe, you’re on speaker phone.” I’m still not thinking that  this is strange. 

Dr. Blume: “Hi Amiee” hmm… ok that’s weird.  Still not thinking that this is THE CALL

Katy: “Hi Mama, I’m gonna muffled muffled plant tonight”

Amiee:  “Hey, Baby what did you just say?” kind of beginning to freak out

Katy: Mommy. I am going to get my heart transplant tonight”

Amiee: “GASP!!!!!!!” Can’t breathe pins and needles.

Dr. Blume: “Breathe Mama…Breathe. OK mommy taking you off speaker phone.  You ok Amiee. “

Amiee: “Yes, Yes I am OK” Crying tears of joy.

At this point Mike and Kate were heading back home to gather some items and pick me up.  I called my dad and he was shocked at how calm I was.  I was calm it just felt right…. I was ready.  I knew Katy was ready and she would do great. 

We waited a long time and finally our time has come and we are ready for this part of the journey.

Katy’s Announcement


Melinda said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to the rest of the story!

Karen Clark said...

So glad that you wrote this down!! It was wonderful to read (and watch) and now you will always have it!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. I NEED to hear your story this week. My 15 year old niece took her own life on Monday and we, as a family, decided to donate her organs, tissue, and bone. As I sat there, hours after her surgery, I wondered about who would get her many donations. I wondered about who would get her various organs, bones, and skin grafts. But, I wondered, still do, even more about who would get her heart, the essence of keeping someone alive. I know your daughter is not her actual recipient, but to see her as a recipient of a heart is helping me walk through this week as I miss her so much. To see her picture lets me see the face of someone who might have her heart. It over joys me during this time to think of another family that was making similar phone calls Tuesday during wee hours of the morning. I will watch for the rest of the story as you tell it.

kim said...

Amazing. I am sure you planned in your head a million times about how you would react to getting the call and how you would tell Katy and. I am sure you never imagined she would get to tell you!

Ami said...

I don't comment all that often, but I've been following for years... this post brought tears to my eyes! Praying for your little beauty, and your whole family!

Anonymous said...

Wow...GO KATY!

Your post had me sobbing.
Sobbing for your family who has been through so much.
Sobbing for precious Katy.
Sobbing for the grieving donor family.

Please continue to let us know how she is doing when you have time!!

Thanks for this wonderful news!

Ranch Wife said...

Praise God!