SEPTEMBER 23–A Reprieve

We haven’t posted since July because there’s been little to say until now. Nothing’s changed for Caitlin but UPMC is having a bit of a crisis—mold in the cardio-thoracic ICU and elsewhere in the hospital that may have contributed to the tragic deaths of some transplant patients. Until they get the problem under control, UPMC […]

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MAY 5 — Update

Well, the purpose of this blog is to keep friends and family updated about Caitlin’s health/transplant. We were lucky she’s been so stable for so many months, but she has had a rough week+, and since I know a lot of you would like to keep her in your thoughts during her trying times, I […]

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APRIL 24–“The timeless, repetitive waiting.”

Well, today marks one year on the transplant list. On April 24, 2014, Caitlin wrote a blog post about what was ahead. And what was ahead has turned out to be a very long wait. I was telling a friend that it reminds me of the beautiful show and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, (TALES OF THE) […]

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MARCH 6–Year to Year

I created this blog exactly one year ago this afternoon, which I realized when WordPress sent me a renewal bill. We were in Pittsburgh to complete the transplant evaluation. Caitlin had been sick all winter. Everything had changed, and we were preparing ourselves for even more change. I never would have really thought that a […]

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JANUARY 15–Down By the River Allegheny

Today marks one month since we arrived in Pittsburgh! It feels like we’ve been here a long time, but the days go by very quickly, too. Christmas was festive and pretty in the city, and we were so grateful to receive fun packages and cards and notes from our friends and family, and a wonderful […]

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DECEMBER 19–Christmas in Pittsburgh

Here we are in Pittsburgh! All is well. We’ve settled in to our apartment. Christmas Eve will mark 8 months of waiting on the transplant list. And now marks a year since Caitlin has been in need of one. Last December, she bought herself a tree, brought it home, and decorated it—-then caught the virus […]

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SEPTEMBER 4–Any News?

​ The question we are hearing lately is, “Any news?” The answer is “No.” There’s no updating or anything that happens. You basically just wait for the phone call. August 24 marked four months on the transplant list​. We are grateful that we were able to spend the summer here in Boston! We always tell […]

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