Sorry I am just now posting.. we got home from the blood donation center around 9:00 last night. It rained a lot.. a whole lot. About 30 minutes before we got there it suddenly turned bright and sunny, it was just beautiful outside! While in the waiting room, I was having major anxiety.. I just really want to do this for Bentley.. and I know my chances are really slim to none because of my iron. It is something I have ALWAYS struggled with. ALWAYS! Once they called me back we did the normal work up.. answer questions, vitals, iron check, etc. She said, okay your iron is 41, so that's good.. and she continued.. I said "WHAT?" she repeated "you're iron is 41, that's good" I immediately said.. "UUHHH - MAZING!!!" okay, so maybe I shouted it.. I couldn't help my self. Then when she took me to the area where they draw the blood, I passed by the room my husband was in.. I looked at him and shouted "I PASSED I PASSED!!" I'm sure he was a little embarrassed at that moment, but really.. I was as happy as a kid in a candy store... Crazy, I know. But I am thrilled I am able to do this for Bentley.. Like I said, I would be forever grateful if Bentley received blood from the blood bank, but I wanted to do this for her.. I'm her mommy! Later today we will find out Ryan's blood type to see if we can use his blood too.
All I can say is, GOD IS SO GOOD! When it comes to my iron history, the odds were against me.. I think this is His way of reminding me He is there every step of the way, and everything is going to be okay! I needed this today.. I really really needed this. We are home now but we go back to Houston tomorrow for Bentley's surgery on Wednesday. We have a long and hard road ahead of us... we are so thankful for all the prayers and we know they are working!
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