Friday, September 24, 2010


I am writing this short posting with the tears running down my face. It is about "our Brandi." She is my great grandchild by marriage. I could not love her and her sisters more if they were my own flesh and blood.

Brandi has been a diabetic since early childhood. Altho her mother and Richard have kept a close eye on her as she reached her teen years she was often non -compliant (as all teenagers can be) and of course, would sneak goodies. As a result the diabetis worsened and her troubles began. She has lost part of one toe but more important she has lost most of her eyesight. Her kidney's failed and she has been on dialysis for several months. The solution to the problem was to have a double transplant. Kidney and pancreas. YESTERDAY WAS THE RED LETTER DAY. The call came on Wednesday evening that a donor had been found. So off to the hospital.

The operation took place yesterday afternoon and all went well. It is these next 24 hours that are critical. This family is so grateful that this young woman now has a chance to have a normal life. She is engaged to a wonderful young man with a wedding planned for next June.



Rugs and Pugs said...

Oh Doris ~
Prayers to Brandi and to all those who love her so much. I do hope these 24 hours go well.
Hugs :)

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Doris, Keeping Brandi in my prayers. She has been through a lot, and I hope this is the road to a more fruitful life for her. Praying everything goes smoothly.

moosecraft said...

Prayers for strength and healing...

weaverpat said...

Zip and I will be praying for Brandi! We hope the transplants will restore her to a normal life with a happy future in her marriage. Prayers also for you and Richard and all the family.

Orange Sink said...

I think Brandi sounds like a wonderful young woman who deserves a happy and healthy life! Prayers to you and your family for strength and healing.
Cathy G

Beth said...

Oh Doris.. how sad.. makes up step back and realize how small our problems are..Such a beautiful girl... I will be praying as never before for her complete healing.. and praying for you and her family during the difficult days ahead!

Julia said...

Doris, I'm so sorry for your pain. I'll include Brandi in my prayers. Just a few days ago it was my turn to be teary eyed. I got so much strength from prayers and emails I received with testimonial stories from people I didn't even know. I'm with you and your grand daughter in spirit and I hope that everything goes well for a second chance for Brandi.

Woolly Lott Rugs said...

Prayers to you, Brandi and all her family for a wonderful outcome. Please keep us posted.


Joanne said...

Thinking of and prayers to you and Brandi and your family. So young yet what a blessing she is able to have this surgery