How do you say miracle??? OH my this is such an overwhelming experience.
I will just post from the beginning as so many of you are asking and it is easier to just keep it all in one place. Please post your love and wishes to them here and I will share them with Savana and Trevor at the hospital on each visit.
My dh and I decided to go for a little road trip over the weekend. We got up Sunday morning and packed the kids into the jeep and started for yellowstone for the night. Savana and Trevor weren't able to go as Trevor hasnt been feeling well enough to get out of bed much.
We kept in constant contact through text message through them all day though and things were just a normal boring day for Savana as Trevor slept. We had lots of fun going through yellowstone (even saw a grizzly bear!!!!) and headed home on Monday. Through the canyon we didnt have service for our phones but in each area we did then we kept in contact with Savana as we usually do.
Monday evening about 6:00 we were headed through a canyon and had lost service. I had texted Savana about 5:45 asking when Trevor was seeing the transplant team as he wasnt feeling well but hadnt heard back before we lost service.
When we got out of the canyon I had 2 urgent messages to call Savana. (Yes I was panicked) When I got her on the phone she said that the team had just called and there was a donor and to get to the hospital stat. They were already almost there and that was about 8:30pm.
At that point they werent sure whether the donor's organs were damaged but wanted him there in case it was good.
We got to the hospital about midnight and they were starting dialysis on Trevor to relieve the excess fluid he had, and given him so medication for helping to build up his system for the transplant and said that the organs of the donor were in perfect shape and a perfect match. They scheduled to start the surgery the next mid morning. Jeff and I went home and took care of things and was back to the hospital yesterday morning. We finally had our turn for the surgery at 6:00 pm and at 4:00 am this morning were done and I have never ever seen such a miracle.
His kidney started working instantly. The pancreas as well and levels have been perfect all the rest of today and the kidney is still working amazing. Savana joked with me this morning saying that she has never seen Trevor pee so much!!!
He is very very sore but, when we got to the ICU room expecting to see him all hooked up to a million tubes instead he was sitting up with a grin from ear to ear and both thumbs up. He said to Jeff, I MADE IT!!!! Savana started crying and Trevor started crying and they held each other crying for several minutes which of course got all of us crying.
This mornings recent update is that the pancreas is doing awesome. His levels are perfect and the kidney is functioning perfectly still.
Trevor is hurting (expected) but feels amazed that he is doing so wonderful. He will most likely be in ICU for 48 hours and then could be coming home in as few as 5 days!!! They let Savana stay with him all night and she is very emotional but so so so thrilled.
They both have asked me to tell everyone that your prayers and thoughts are being felt and heard and please continue to pray for the greiving families. There were 3 donors that gave life to 7 very needing individuals yesterday. The emotion in the waiting room is undescribeable. And I am sure that each recipient is feeling the same emotion that Trevor is feeling. Words cannot express that and until going through it there is no way to understand.
I am feeling so blessed to have been on both sides as my brother was a donor for 6 individuals and knowing that his tragedy gave life to those individuals gave us all comfort and still does. But now seeing the other side is such a humbling and gratifying experience to see.
Thanks so much for all of your support love and concern.
I will keep everyone posted and please keep continuing to pray and have thoughts for the organs to not reject.