Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Saturday night I also had a surprise graduation party! I was excited and couldn't believe it!
We had family pictures done with everyone and it was great. I'm so glad we we were able to get family pictures with Dalton's cousins, Kayla and Hannah, because after transplant we won't be able to be with them because they have CF. The fact of the matter is we won't get to hang out with anyone; CF, pre-transplant, or post-transplant. This is one thing that hurts me the most. Three of my best friends have CF and will be pre-transplant. Kayla, Hannah, and Lauren have been my go to girls. I can always trust and lean on them for anything. We have so many great memories that I will always cherish and I love them all so so much. I'm so glad they were all there to send us on our way on Saturday night. They are the three strongest ladies I know and I'll always be right here just a call or text away. I love you three to death! <3
I'm making myself sad because this weekend really hasn't been the easiest. A lot of things just coming up now that we are getting close to transplant but only God knows the plans he has for us.
Thank you to everyone for your support, love, concern, and donations. We love you! Will be going back to Kentucky first thing tomorrow morning. -Katie
Monday, April 22, 2013
*If you want an awesome Dalton and Katie Love Conquers All bracelet, message me your name and address at firstname.lastname@example.org or on my personal facebook page after you donate $3 to www.gofundme.com/dkprager. (I think the min is $5 but the extra $2 helps pay for shipping on all of these orders). If you want more than one just let me know in the message and each bracelet is $3!
Friday, April 19, 2013
I am so happy with myself and although it is just as Associates degree, no one knows how hard I have worked for this. I have taken piles of classes, worked extremely hard when I felt good and when I didn't, and done everything in my power to accomplish this goal.
I want to give a special thank you to my advisor, Wendy Noble. She has worked with me to make sure I have everything done in time for graduation. She has been amazing to work with and has really helped me through this semester.
See ya at graduation!!!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dalton and I missed pulmonary rehab today because of lab draws so we went to the bowling ally. We were the only ones there, imagine that on a Thursday afternoon. Will keep you posted if anything changes. -Katie
Today is just another step forward, as is everyday. Since Katie and I will have to live apart from eachother during the time between our transplants, we're savoring every minute we have together. Ever since we got married we've only spent a few days apart at most. I pray our separation will be short. It's going to be hard on us both to go through everything with only webcam and phone calls for communication. So today, we're going to try and have a little fun. Maybe a movie or something. There's nothing like a good old fashioned date to stir things up a bit! -Dalton
Monday, April 15, 2013
Don't forget to tell my little brother Jake a Happy 20th Birthday today!!! Love you!! -Katie
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
The good news: Dalton is ready to be put on the list. As soon as we get all of his insurance stuff worked out, he will be listed. This could be as early as Monday.
The not so great news: Katie isn't being listed at this time.
When we talked to our coordinator on the phone he said that we were both very good candidates for transplant. Dalton is sick enough to be put on the list and that is why he is getting listed now. However, Katie is on the line of sick to where she doesn't have a good quality of life but not sick enough to take an organ out and replace it with a new one. This isn't a huge problem because Katie could be listed in a couple of weeks, just depending on her health, or it could be another year (most likely not if you know her condition right now).
This is good news and bad news. Good news, because Dalton is getting another chance! He will hopefully soon, be getting new LUNGS and his quality of life will be amazing. Better than he has ever known it to be. Bad news because the time between Dalton getting a transplant and until after Katie gets her transplant they will not be allowed to see one another. They can be together all the way up until Dalton goes in for surgery and after that, they won't be allowed to be together until Katie is a month post-transplant.
However, the time between Dalton being listed and him getting a transplant, Katie could be listed and their transplants could be close together and they won't have to worry about not seeing each other. Who knows, only God.
So, this process is very emotionally and physically draining to the both of us. We won't be answering calls or texts tonight, but we will get them and we appreciate all of you. Thank you for standing with us at this time and although this isn't what we wanted, this is what God has planned for us. Please just don't stop praying. We will both eventually be breathing easy... <3 -Katie and Dalton
|Family Portrait- 4/12/13|
After this picture was taken it looks like Bo and Marley are both looking up. Maybe God is using them as a sign so that we won't stop looking up to Our God. He knows the way.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
We got more oxygen delivered to the house yesterday! I thought we were going to be stuck here the whole weekend but thankfully we won't be! Marley and Bo are doing good and they were glad to see us. We have updated this blog page with different donation routes and jewelry information. Please don't feel like you have to donate to us, because you don't. As long as you pray, that is certainly all we ask.
We won't find out anything from testing until next week sometime. We both haven't really felt good since we have been home so I hope that goes away soon. Please just keep praying for good news and strength to go through this whole process. Love -Katie
Friday, April 5, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
This is the first new city I've seen since Cincinnati, and I love it! I always thought of Pittsburgh as a boring city with nothing to offer, but I was mistaken. The people here are friendly, there is a lot of history, the sun is always shining and the streets are bright and clean. If we end up getting transplants, we'll have to remain in Pittsburgh for at least two months post op, and I don't think I'll mind one bit. -Dalton