Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Cystic Fibrosis

If you've read anything of mine in the last two weeks, you may understand how real CF has become for, what it is, and who is affects. Well... several months ago, maybe even a year ago, I ran across the blog of Nathan (CF Husband). Amongst other things, Nathan has used the blog to tell the story of his wife, her fight with CF, their pregnancy, and now recuperation from double lung transplant.

Reading through his blog has on more than one occassion made me sit at my desk and bawl. To hear what Tricia (his wife) has endured her life, and especially the last sixteen weeks since the birth of Gwyneth has really given me perspective on my own life and my faith. Tricia had to stop taking her meds when she found out she was pregnant, and Gwyneth was born 15 weeks early, a micropremie by medical standards. After giving birth, Tricia underwent a double lung transplant. Just reading their story is surreal that anyone should have to endure all that they have.

But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tricia is being released from the hospital today.

God is so good. Go stop by their blog and celebrate God's blessings with them -- cfhusband.blogspot.com