Thursday, October 31, 2013
Thankful Thursday - October 31
My husband and I were talking again last night about our heart transplant journey. We're still dealing with some of the fallout from that [like the harsh tension in the muscles of my shoulders and back]. We were talking again about how thankful we are that God protected his life.
December 2011 he was not feeling good and struggling to eat. We talked about how that was the start of his cardiogenic shock. We realized that added another month to the darkest period of this journey; it lasted 4 months. During those 4 months, we saw his cardiologist 2-6/month. This man missed all the signs and symptoms of cardiogenic shock which is so incredibly scary. He insisted the problem was not my husband's heart which impacted all the other medical staff and doctors' diagnoses. For 4 months, my husband was dying and we had no clue what was going on; I just knew it was really bad. I do not have words to express how thankful I am that God protected his life until we got in to see the transplant team at OHSU. Our journey could have so easily taken a different path to a different outcome. The ease of it stuns me still. I know the medical reality of that period and so I know how extensively God protected my husband's life. I am thankful He did and I am thankful for the opportunity to see so clearly God's had in our lives. It strengthened my faith and I am thankful for that.