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.