Thursday, November 20, 2008

Our call came when we least expected it!!!

Someone told me a couple of weeks ago that we would get our call for William's transplant when we least expected it. Well, yesterday was quite a day!!! I will post properly later with the whole story but for now, the big news is that William is in theatre having his new tummy. He went in at 7am this morning and we are expecting an update at about 12.00pm when they will be half way through the op. I am excited, happy, relieved, worried...and very sad and thankful to the donor family. My thoughts are with them.

39 comments:

Lorraine said...

Oh Sarah - am so pleased for you. Keeping my fingers crossed and everything else that all goes well.
Saw you on the telly in the week and was hoping and praying that you got that call soon.
Sending you much love, xxx

daisymama said...

Sarah
really praying that all goes well - wills and the girls are always in our thoughts, it was so good to see you on the telly the other day. Daisy sends her love from 24 hour TPN land! all love, energy and positive thoughts to you all. Steph & co xxxxxxxxx

Cat said...

Thinking of you..glad you've escaped BCH for a wee bit,brings back so many memories hun..beaming down loadsa healing vibes
massive bi hugs
Catx

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Emmie said...

Sending so much love and thoughts your way. Hoping so much that all has gone well and that William's new tummy will help him so much. Lots of love xxxx

Aunty P said...

OMG I can't believe it!Just think someone could have made that decision having seen you on tv on Monday.Sending lots of positive thoughts and prayers to you both
lots of love
Pauline

craftyclaire said...

Oh how wonderful for you all, you will still be in my thoughts and prayers. So very very, pleased for you - I am sure he will recover well as he is a very derermind little boy.
Claire

Anonymous said...

Hoping that everything goes well. Thinking of you all. Big hugs.
Jax x

Pootle said...

Thinking of you and about to pray for William now. All the best, Estelle

Rebecca said...

Oh my Lord! I just screamed at the computer screen!

I have been praying so hard for William, and I am so so so so so so so glad that he has been given this amazing chance!!!

I am praying hard now for his donor's family, and I pray that God will be with them at this time, as well as watching over William.

I hope you've had some more news by now, and that everything is going well.

Sending you lots of love and hugs,

Becky xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Holly said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!!! Am so happy for you and your family and wishing William the speediest recovery! Just brilliant, totally made my day!
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxx

The Fullmer's said...

I live in USA and has been following your blog. I have a 6 month old baby with CIPO. He has had a tough time. And I don't know what we a headed for. I can't imagine your emotions. Good luck. I will be thinking of your family.

Becky said...

I'm so glad for him and for all of you - I've written to William, Hope and Ellie, and it's great to hear he's got his call. My thoughts are with you all.

sheehawkins said...

Sending love and strength and courage to keep you going, and sparing some thoughts for the wonderful family who in their time of loss cared enough to give William the gift of life

Anonymous said...

Hello Auntie Sarah, Uncle Paul and Cousin William.

Fantastic news about William's transplant. Mummy, Dady, Granny & Grandad Hopwood were delighted to hear the news. We all wish you well and hope to see you soon.

Lots of love and kisses and cuddles,
Robbie

LMP said...

What wonderful news! I am crossing my fingers and praying that all goes well. I am so happy that this day has finally arrived!

Holly said...

Great news, you are all in my thoughts x

Katie H said...

Oh wow, I can't believe I've only just seen this! I'm so so pleased for you and really hope that all has gone well today. You'll all be in my thoughts over the next few days, wishing William all strength and fight to recover quickly. Katie x

Joopsy said...

Only just got the news after being away for three days. Our prayers are with you all.

God bless William and all of you.

The Dunk family.

Anonymous said...

Don't know when Sarah will be able to blog next so thought I'd let all you wonderful people know that William is safe in intensive care and doing well.
Margaret (Sarah's Mum)

Anonymous said...

I've been following William's story via postpals and am so pleased for you all that his call came! Wishing him a peaceful recovery in the next few days x

Anonymous said...

Been following Williams blog for a while, but never commented before.
So glad to hear that he's had his transplant - praying for you all.
meggy mum to Joel wcf

suzie said...

Oh Sarah words fail me, I only just got to log on and saw your update. Thinking about William and all of you so so much and praying hard for his recovery to be smooth and quick.

I'm crying now, I am just so happy.

Praying for the donors family, God Bless them for giving William such a precious gift.

Big (((HUG))) and much love.
xxx

Rebecca said...

Thank you to Sarah's Mum for the update!! I've been checking back every so often tonight and hoping to hear good news!

GREAT to hear that he's out of surgery and doing well! Yaaaaay!!!

Lots of love to them all,

Becky xxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I've been reading from afar for some months and want to wish the whole family all the very best.
xxx

Cat said...

Thanks Margaret(Sarah's Mum) for the wee update I was aware of time passed and was desperate for news...so chuffed all is going well & Wills is in ICU
sending healing thoughts down to Brum
hugs
Cat x

Anonymous said...

Hope everything went well - all your friends at LMAS are thinking of you Hugs Carys

Tinypoppet said...

Hi Margaret, thank you so much for the update...thinking of you all, you have my email address if I can do anything. So thrilled that this chance has come along. xxx

Anonymous said...

Sarah that's wonderful news. We (Holly,Ben and Max) are sending you and William and everyone all our positive thoughts and energy.

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I know Sarah plans to blog asap so I won't steal her thunder except to say William is coming off the ventilator and is doing well. I expect he will be demanding his favourte "Thomas" engines soon!
Margaret (Sarah's Mum)

daisymama said...

OMG - coming off the ventilator - he is such a fighter! - I pray that all continues to go well, sending all our love - Steph & Co

Holly said...

Thanks for the update Margaret - that's brilliant news about William! He's such a little star. xxx

Hope said...

i have put an update on my blog hopemilne21.blogspot.com
it has all what happened on my side of the phone call from mum

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meme said...

Sarah,
This is fantastic news my prayers are with you and the family.
Love Maria and Michael Durham

Richard Weir said...

I've just caught up with all this - and it's fantastic! The update from Sarah's mum is very hopeful.

Praying for William, and for his donor's family. God give them strength.

Richard.

Anonymous said...

Just heard from Sarah -- William is out of intensive care !!!
Keep it up Wills! Sarah sounds exhausted but has a bed to sleep in tonight after 48hours dosing on a chair. Hope and Ellie were shattered today so we have had a "cosy day in" with lots of mutual tlc !
Margaret (sarah's Mum)

Aunty P said...

That's amazing news! What a fighter he is! love to all.Px

craftyclaire said...

Just to echo the earlier comments of thanks to those who have kept us upto date with what is going on. So glad that William is out of intensive care and that Sarah can hopefully get a better nights sleep now she has a bed and William is progressing. You are obviously in our prayers at the moment as are the donor family and friends.