This is what was happening with me on her last day...
From my dad’s blog “4/17 7:50am Megan is again fighting for every breath. They are calling in the team of doctors to see what can be done. Pray for wisdom for the doctors, peace for Megan and us, and that God will put His arms around her right now.”
I was now on a temporary respirator. I was in and out of consciousness. I don’t remember a lot of the morning where Dr. Wang came in with what could have been interpreted as a death sentence. He told my dad I had developed pneumonia. If a heart even became available at this point there was NO way I could receive it. I was too sick to undergo any surgery. “Sorry, we waited to long” came out of his mouth in reference to giving me a more permanent version of the LVAD. “There is nothing else we can do”. This news would come as detrimental to almost anyone’s family. I am so thankful for a family and a body of believers who didn’t give up praying. They believed God could still work in this situation. My dad responded to Dr. Wang with saying, “There is something we can do. We can pray”.
Thankfully no one told me the horrible news. Underneath it all I kept fighting. I wanted to live and live better than ever before.
“There is nothing else we can do”
Dad’s blog: “4/17 3:00 Had to do emergency procedures to stop infection and help her to breathe. Having a hard time stopping bleeding and is on a temporary respirator. Had trouble during procedure & Meg woke. They allowed Kathie & Mandi to sit under sanitary cloth and calm Meg. We are definitely calling for God's miraculous touch today.”
I remember part of this day so vividly. Writing scribbly notes with my family because I was too weak to talk. My family looked down on me with saddened eyes. I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. It was almost like I was clueless as to how sick I was. God was working though...
Dad's blog: "4/17 6:50 pm Meg is starting to improve. Temp is coming down. White blood count is still high. Her breathing is easier, but only with an oxygen mask. Mandi (her sister) is combing Meg's hair and trying to make her feel better. We have walked numerous times around her bed today, claiming VICTORY in JESUS name. We believe a miracle is on its way."I’ll never forget thinking “If I see my cardiologist right now, I know it will be good news.” He finally walked in the room....with a BIG grin on his face. “Megan we have a heart for you if you choose to accept it!”
The very embrace I needed. At the beginning of the day there was no hope, but at the end I was offered life. My favorite picture of all time.
Signing for the heart. Please notice Mandi in the pic on the right. I love her smile!!
Dr. Ewald explaining what will happen next. Me on the left in a much better mood!
Proud and happy sisters.
Brother and sis-in-love getting ready to sleep in the waiting room.
A forever unforgettable day...