Nearly everybody waiting for a transplant experiences at least one dry run. And, in our opinion, we'd rather have no lungs than bad lungs. Today turned out to be a dry run, even though, for a few minutes, it looked like it was a go. We received the word that the lungs were good around, but just a few minutes later got another call that the lungs were no good. Being told the lungs good and then no good isn't the norm, but we're thankful for the team doing their due diligence to protect Tricia from anything less than suitable for her. Unfortunately, we assume that means the lungs weren't good for anybody, but that doesn't mean other organs from the donor weren't used for other people waiting. We'll continue to thank God for this donor and his/her willingness to give and to pray for his/her family.
The fact that we received a call this quickly is incredibly encouraging, and we're praying for another call very soon. Honestly, we are neither disappointed nor frustrated. God's timing is perfect, even when the results aren't want we want.