[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…
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.