I called Tracie and told her to get home. Eric was home, he would get the little one from pre-school and take her to Gram's. I would make arrangements for the other two, Eric had a mid-term exam in the afternoon and couldn't take the day off. I packed a bag for Tracie then I jumped in the shower while I waited for her to get home.
Just as I got out of the shower, the phone rang...."never mind, the donor heart had an arrhythmia" and couldn't be used. Talk about your let downs. Well, back to the regularly scheduled programs. Tracie still had things to do and went about them. I don't know how she did that. She bounced right back from the high/low of the morning. It took me a little longer to get over it. I met some friends for lunch and took a long walk home.
So, the bag is still packed, waiting in a corner. We still await "the Call." It will come, it's just a matter of when. On that note, and standing on a soapbox, I strongly encourage each of you to become an organ donor. By doing so, you may give others a new life. Our lives may end, but we can help others live on.