Thursday, May 17, 2012
The End of an Eventful Day
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Tammy is falling asleep after an amazing day! Her new cells are now two hours old, and she is doing remarkably well. She looks the same and she shows absolutely no signs of any problems.
The picture above is of a poster that Lindsey, our daytime nurse today, made for Tammy. Lindsey was our nurse the day Tammy got here and we hit it off immediately. All the nurses here are wonderful, and we don't want anyone to think we don't appreciate them, because we do. But there was a connection right away with Lindsey.
When I got to the hospital around 11 a.m. this morning, I called into the nurses' station as you have to do to get into this unit. She answered the phone and identified herself. I said, "Our Lindsey?!" and she said, "I'm thrilled to get Tammy again today."
When her shift ended before the transplant, she came into the room with a Chesire cat grin with her hands holding something behind her. She said, "I can't be the one to give you your transplant, but I have something for you." She had taken the picture we had given her and made the poster to commemorate Tammy's new birthday. She also gave her a necklace of beads. Tammy wore them until she fell asleep tonight. What a blessing she was to us today, and we get to have her again tomorrow.
You all are a blessing to us. We have felt the prayers throughout the evening, and now we'll rest comfortably knowing that prayers are continuing. We have such a tremendous peace that only can come from God.