Monday, November 8, 2010

I"ve been a bad blogger.

I apologize.  I haven't felt much like blogging lately.

We will start the liver transplant evaluation process on November 29.  It means two full days at Seattle Childrens, with testing, scans, meeting with doctors and surgeons, counseling, and who knows what else.  It's been pretty emotional at our house lately.

My 17 year old daughter was diagnosed three years ago with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH).  I've had people ask me how she "caught" it- she didn't.  It's not transmittable or contagious from person to person.  Basically, her immune system is attacking her liver.

When she was diagnosed, we were told that she would need a transplant in the future, probably in about 10 years.  This is progressing much faster than anticipated.  Somehow, even back then, I knew it would.  Call it what you will- a mother's intuition, a gut feeling, a word of knowledge.  Some might say I was just pessimistic, but it wasn't that.

This whole experience is a scary thing.  After all, this is my baby we're talking about.

I am so thankful for my church that keeps praying, for my friends and family who support me, let me vent occasionally, and take me on "girlfriend days" once in awhile.

Most of all, I'm thankful for a loving God who promised to never leave me or forsake me.

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