Beep... Beep... Beep!
(was the sound of the pager that alerted my sister and her husband at 2 am)...
Excerpted from Avery's carepage updates...
Good morning everyone! Avery's heart has been found. She went down to the operating room at 5:35 a.m. and we are told she will be there for most of the day. We got the call around 2 a.m. Her transplant cardiologist Dr. Betsy Blume told Cheryl it is "the perfect heart."
Her surgeon Dr. Francis Fynn-Thompson left his vacation on the Cape and drove here to the hospital around 4 a.m.
We don't have any information on the donor or where the heart came from... and we may never know.
Please say a prayer for Avery, her donor and their family today.
We will keep you posted once we have more information.
Thanks for all of your prayers, messages and support!
Mike, Cheryl, and Avery
These are Avery's most recent photos with her parents, in the hospital garden, enjoying some watermelon. To the left of her mom is the IV pole with her meds, and in front is the Berlin heart that has been keeping her alive and allowing her to build the strength she needed to receive a new heart.
I cannot thank you all enough for sharing this journey with us. Your prayers, good wishes and messages of support have made a huge difference for all of us. I will continue to share information as I know more.