Just a quick note to say that the biopsy procedure went well yesterday. Meredith had minimal discomfort, and although her heart rate was a little high afterwards, they watched her closely and she seemed fine. Lucy was TERRIFIC and helped us all get through it. We will have preliminary results today or tomorrow and full results in a few days (apparently analysis on kidney material is the the most difficult kind so it takes a while).
Yesterday was tough, emotionally. Meredith finally broke down into uncontrollable sobbing, crying that that she felt like no one understand how hard this was for her (those were her exact words) and that just wanted to go home and play with her friends and go to school again like before. Her breakdown was the catalyst for my own, of course. After she went to school, I went back to the room and lost it. At that moment, Lucy the Hospital Goddess and Meredith’s primary ped came in, along with some residents, and they all just saut with me for probably 30 minutes, letting me cry and talk. They were all so comforting and supportive. I can’t tell you how glad I am to be at Egleston.
Jack is doing OK, but he had his own breakdown last night. He misses his sister so much. He told me he wanted to just “drive down there, put her in the car and bring her home. And keep her here!”. He’s going to visit her again today, so hopefully that will help
As always, thank you all the caring letters, e-mails and calls. There have been so many that it’s hard to keep up individually, but please know that each one of them helps to lift our spirits. Please continue your prayers and well wishes and we’ll update again soon.