UPDATE: Mom's furriend was a purrfect match to the donor heart an' at 11 AM today (5/27), went into surgery to have it implanted into her chest.
We hear that the surgery is a taxing one taking more than eight hours to complete! We'll let you know how efurrything goes ...
Keep purrin' 'cuz it's workin'! Huge thanks to the blogosphere for all of the pawsitive energy comin' Debbie's way!
Please keep my mom's furriend Debbie Kinney in your thoughts today. She is at the hospital awaiting news of a heart transplant. She's been on a special battery pack machine for more than two years now after her "original equipment" heart completely failed. Mom's known Debbie for more than fifteen years an' never knew her when her heart was healthy. Debbie was profiled on a San Diego television show called "The Sharp Experience" ... No one has ever had as many inquiries from viewers than Debbie ...
Someone had to lose her/his life in order for this heart to become available ... an' for this, we're sad. But we are so hopeful for Debbie. She's an amazing person with such a positive attitude about all she's suffered through no fault of her own. We'd love to see her become healthy an' able to go places more than a few hours away from her home. We'd love to hug her without worrying about breaking her. We'd love for her to see her step-grandchildren graduate from high school (in about fifteen years). Most of all, we'd just like to have her around to enjoy time with her wonderful husband, Larry (who carries her nitroglycerin bottle on a chair 'round his neck).
Best wishes an' a speedy recovery, Debbie! We're purrin' an' purrayin' for you!
DMM, the Feline Americans, an' Jessica