Today my heart is heavy and I have a lot on my mind. Earlier this week, I found out that my little cousin was admitted to the hospital. He was outside playing basketball like teenage boys his age do and started to have difficulty breathing. I think my aunt's first thought was maybe he was having an asthma attack. However, once they got him evaluated at the hospital it was discovered that he had an enlarged heart.
So, the situation was more serious than anybody thought. And today, he's been transported to a different hospital that will be better able to treat him. Right now doctors are thinking that the best way to treat him will be with a heart transplant.
And that freaks me out. Heart transplants are big deals. There are a number of things that could wrong. I'm trying not to focus on those things. Instead, I'm trying to be prayerful that if he does have to have the transplant that he won't have a long wait on the list.
The silver lining of all this is that at least he's still alive and pretty stable. So, for that much I am thankful. It's been a rough year healthwise for my family and as @Mrs_AOK told me, next year is a new year and I'm believing that things will be better.
-P.S.: I'm featured over on The Confessions of 30something...