Friday, April 12, 2013

Transplant Update

The call that we have been waiting since Tuesday night for came today. There is good news and not so great news. Things could always be worse though and that is what we are focusing on at this very moment.

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.


  1. I know that this wasn't the answer you were wanting, but God will see you through it. I also know that it will be very hard for the two of you during some of your most difficult days to not be able to physically comfort one another, but your love will be able to be felt in each others hearts. Keep your verse, "Love Conquers All" close to you while you continue this journey.

    I love you both so much, and will be there for whatever you need. You know how to find me:)

    Lots of love, hugs and kisses!
    Aunt Tammy

  2. Sorry I'm just now seeing this. You are always on my mind and in my heart and prayers. Busy week at work so I must've missed to update. I'll do better keeping an eye on you guys.

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 NKJV Love ya!

  3. I'm a few blogs behind so I'm trying to catch up today. This is awesome news for you Dalton! And Katie I know you will be soon to follow! Just put your trust in God, he has already used your love story to touch so many lives!
    Love & prayers
    Michelle Gray