Throughout this past month, since we found out that John will have to have the transplant, I have been overwhelmed with thankfulness for God allowing us to experience “the peace that surpassing all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) on a daily basis. Each day brings us new hope.
Today our hope came in a video clip of The Today Show. It was on the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation’s page, http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Childrens-Cardiomyopathy-Foundation/75335952379?ref=ts, and it is the story of a young lady who was diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy. Her story is very similar to John’s, and the hope she is now seeing transpire in her life is a reflection of our hope – our hope for life, our hope for a fulfilling life, our hope for a family.
She has a ventricular assist device (a heart pump) that is on the outside of her body and pumps her heart for her. This is an option for John if he needs it. It is a major surgery, and as is discussed in the video, can have some complications. John’s doctors do not want him to undergo two major surgeries in one year if he can hold off. That is why he in on the IV medication for right now. John’s doctor told me, “I know I can keep him alive until the transplant.” I’m holding him to that, and I’m so thankful for options in his treatment. It makes me think of how wonderful it is to live in this time in history with all of the medical technology. Before now our options would not be so promising.
This video is our hope for today. Thank you, God, for every hopeful thought, experience, and story you give us.
Click below to watch the video.