Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Thank You, O-Positive
O-Positive blood donors, I am eternally grateful!
You have saved a little boy's life.
In the old days, before blood transfusions, today would have been the last day.
I never fully appreciated the blood mobile people or the power of donating blood until today. I've donated blood in the past for the free snacks they gave afterwards. And besides, I didn't want my co-workers thinking I was soft and afraid of needles.
But today, seeing a donor's blood trickle into Von's body, and knowing that would save his life, gave me a deep reverence and appreciation for everyone who makes that possible.
O-Positives, thank you!
The hospital has some very tight limitations on who they allow to visit. Evidently, pirates who ride in on motorcycles, wielding Nerf swords, and speak with an Amish-Piratey accent are on the 'May Visit' list.
If you want to pray specifically for Von, his liver is in distress. We need some good news tomorrow morning when they do tests again.