When we learned at 1:30 am that the OR that was needed to transplant Shar was being used and wouldn't be free until morning, it seemed like a little set back. Shar was ready and anxious to get started and when they told us to try and sleep a few hours we both gave a feeble laugh and knew it would be nearly impossible.
However, as we were able to get a little sleep and woke up the next morning we realized that because the surgery had been delayed, Shar would experience a sweet tender mercy. She would be able to be sent off to the OR by some of her most precious angels. Along with my parents, upon learning of "the call," Shar's brother Dax jumped in his truck and started driving through the night from San Diego. Her two best friends, Suedy and Jess also started driving from San Diego and LA as soon as they heard from her. Shar's sister left her house in Maryland at 4:00 in the morning to catch the first flight to San Francisco. We never expected that they would ALL make it just in time to hug Shar and see her wheeled away.
Here are a few pictures of that special morning.
|Big Brother's here|
Jess, Shar and Suedy...friends for 25 years
Shar's ever loving mom Collette. She's been our Rock.
A last minute visit from the post transplant team to wish Shar well in surgery.
Signing her life away