Monday, May 31, 2010

5/25 9:40pm A week ago Meg was trying to master one or two steps. Today she came up the basement steps. This weeks heart biopsy was again a 0% rejection. The doctors call this un-heard-of. We call it a MIRACLE. Meg is feeling and eating well, but still no weight gain.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

5/25 9:40pm A week ago Meg was trying to master one or two steps. Today she came up the basement steps. This weeks heart biopsy was again a 0% rejection. The doctors call this un-heard-of. We call it a MIRACLE. Meg is feeling and eating well, but still no weight gain.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

5/23 Good to be in church today with the whole family. It was Meg's first service since early February. God has been so good to us and we can't praise Him enough for all He has done in Megan's life. 'To God be the Glory, GREAT things He has done.' Continue to pray for Meg. She still is just 90 lbs and has a lot of muscle building to do.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

5/22 9:10pm Well I'm BURNT! Sun Burnt that is. Megan's benifit golf tournament was a great success, thanks to Bret Freeman. Meg had a decorated golf cart and she & Kathie enjoyed riding around cheering on the golfers. It was a great day and we appreciate all who had a part in it. Megs heart tests still show NO rejection. Thank you, JESUS!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

5/20 9:00pm Megan had a busy day at the hospital for her weekly check-up. The BJC paper is all over the hospital and people were stoping her asking if she was 'THE Megan' with the heart transplant. She even autographed two papers. We are continually amazed at the number of people that were not only following the story, but praying for her. All of us have truly participated in the MIRACLE.

Home - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Check out the latest on Meg's story on the hospital website.  
Home - Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WOW!! Lots of trip (Hawaii, Florida, Golf School in N Carolina, plus) prizes, putting contest for $5000 cash prize, and more. Meet us on Sat. at Old Florissant Golf Club for this 4-man scramble. Registration starts at 7:45am, shotgun start at 8:30am. Megan will be there for part of the day.Megan Moss Benefit Golf Tournament

Megan Moss Benefit Golf Tournament

Location:Old Florissant Golf Club

Time:7:30AM Saturday, May 22nd
4-man Scramble

The cost is $125.00 per player or $500.00 for a foursome. $250.00 Hole Sponsorship or any monetary contribution is greatly appreciated as well. Cost includes 18 holes of golf, cart, cash prizes, soda/water on the course and BBQ lunch with a $10.00 50/50 drawing, Hole In One and Long Putt Contest for a trip to Hawaii and other exciting cash golf contests with an 8:15am shotgun start.

The Moss family is dear friends of mine and of many in the local community and has been the pillar of support and faith during their battle. We want to support them as almost every resource is being utilized to comfort and support their 23 year old daughter Megan who believed, waited patiently and finally received a new heart. God Bless you, Megan.

Please register your team via email as well walk-ins welcome:

Bret Freeman


Subject line: Moss Benefit

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

5/18 9:45pm Meg's doctor's appointment went well. Sites all looked good. While there they found out that Meg & her surgeon's photo was on the front page of the BJC Today paper. Quite an honor. Pray that Meg's weight will stabalize and she will be able to put on some healthy pounds. OH! Today is Meg's one month Birthday.

Monday, May 17, 2010

5/16 10:00PM Tonight was the Ritz Carlton's Gala for their employees. They didn't want Meg to miss out so they sent a limo, took us to the Ritz, escorted us down the back hall to the Wine Room, and served the 3 of us one FINE meal. Meg then had the honor of calling out the names of the five top employees of the year. Meg put on her mask, spoke with a few friends & then we usered to the limo for our ride home. WOW!
5/17 7:00am Megan is waking early this morning to go to one of many doctor's appointments over the next several months. This one is to check her 'sites'. That is all the tube holes and other surgical cuts to make sure they are healing properly and without infection. Kind a gross, I know, but all part of the journey. God is GOOD!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

5/15 9:45pm Megan is having some good days. She has finally started gaining some weight and wants to eat every 2-3 hours. Not a lot at one time, but often. We have a pretty tall step from our laundary room to the kitchen and her goal is to master it. I have been fighting a cold today. Pray that Meg will be protected from my germs. I have been keeping my distance from her.

Friday, May 14, 2010

5/14 Megan makes the Barnes/Jewish news.Heart Transplant Patient Megan Moss Gains Celebrity - News - Newsroom

Thursday, May 13, 2010

5/13 9:00pm Megan was tired today from her busy day yesterday, but overall has done well. Meg and Kathie pretty much spent the day trying to clean up from our 'camping trip' to the hospital. Mandi (Meg's sister) commented tonight, "I don't think I've ever seen mom's house in such a mess." Soon everything will be back in its place and we can start our 'new normal' life together. Thank you God, for your strength each day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5/12 10:15pm Megan made it home today and then we all went to Jimmy & Josh's memorial service. Meg did very well and was able to see many HS friends. Yes, she wore a mask and Kathie and I protected her from many hugs. The service was an awesome celebration of life. May God continue to be with the Farrar family. (Jimmy graduated with Meg and was like a brother to her. Josh is Jimmy' younger brother. They were both killed Sunday in a car accident.)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

5/11 6:30pm Megan did not make it home today. Tests were delayed (hospital stuff) and she hopes to come home around noon tomorrow. We'll keep our fingers crossed, but we won't hold our breath. She is doing well and today we took a walk to show her the ICU and visit some favorite nurses. Time well spent.

Monday, May 10, 2010

5/10 3:05pm Meg's increased fluid is "normal" after surgery. They have her pain under control & we will stay tonight so 3rd heart biopsy can be done & then go home Tuesday afternoon. Meg is saddened by the loss of her friend Jimmy & all of us are lifting the Farrar family in prayer. God is still in control.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

5/9 11:34pm. Meg is back at Barnes. They think it is fluid around here heart and left lung. More test tomorrow to determine what to do. The pain is under control with IV meds. Thanks for the prayers. We will update tomorrow.
5/9 12:00pm Meg woke with chest pain. She now is throwing up and we are headed to the ER. The doc wants to x-ray to check for air around lung and blood clots. Pray it will be something small and easily and quickly cured. Thanks for your prayers.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

5/8 Many, many thanks to all who planned, cooked, performed, donated, and attended the Fundraiser BBQ for Megan. It was an awesome evening of fellowship and celebration of life. We are overwhelmed with the response and support of not only our friends, but especially those whom we don't even know personally. It is great to be part of the 'Family of God.'
5/8 8:40am Looks like a beautiful day for a BBQ. Hope to see you at Megan's Birthday Celebration Fundraiser.  Megan will not be able to attend (Dr's oders) but we will eat well, have a great time, and you will have the opportunity to sign up to be an ORGAN DONOR.

North County Christian School
845 Dunn Rd.
Florissant, MO

Time: 4-8pm               

Friday, May 7, 2010

5/7 10:15PM Movie, pop corn, & enjoying a relaxing evening at home. It has been a long time and we all needed it tonight. ---Tomorrow at 4pm is Meg's benefit BBQ at NCCS. We will be there, but Meg cannot. Doc says it is too soon for her to be around a lot of people. She is doing great; gaining strength each day but she has a long way to go.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wayne is back to school everyday while Megs & I keep the home fires burning.  Actually, we've had the attic fan running instead!  Today, Megs enjoyed the company of Mandi and Kinsley (her sister & niece), and the beautiful weather outdoors.  I took advantage of that and went shopping for fruit, veggies, and other essentials.  Weird, not having grocery shopped for over a month. 

Sometimes I feel "afraid" that I will forget the many incredible things that God did to get us to this point.  You know, when you get back into the normalcy of life...  I pray that that will never happen; that we will always be aware of the miracle of Megan's life.  One friend put it this way..."You have been given the gift of your daughter's life twice."  I love that.  Thank you, Jesus; You are incredible.


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

5/5 9:30pm Megan has had a good first day home. A lot of catching up on FB and email and trying to get use to a new schedule of pill taking and exercise. Although her new heart is very strong, her body is weak. She is only 93 lbs so has alot of muscle to build up in order get back to normal. She is a determined and will continue to surprise us with a fast recovery.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5/4 6:00pm We are finally home. 101 things to do to get out of the hospital but it's worth every one of them. We came home to Welcome Home signs and balloons and are looking forward to just sitting on our couch for a while and sleeping in our own beds. Thank you all for your love, prayers, and support during our miracle month.
5/4 12:30pm The biopsy was perfect with '0' rejection, the echo today was an EF of 65%. These numbers are AMAZING! GOD GAVE MEGAN A PERFECT HEART!. All we have left to do is get one last chest x-ray and we are heading home. That could take awhile, tough, we are in a hospital. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

5/3 5:23pm Biopsy went well, but no results until tomorrow. They have been training Meg & Kathie on medications and placing orders with the pharmacy so they are ready to take home tomorrow. Pray the biopsy is totaling clear of any rejection and that nothing will stop going home. Thanks to those awesome friends who mowed the lawn and cleaned the house today. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Walking on her own. 5/2 8:45pm

5/2 8:40pm Megan has had a great day! She has walked over 3000ft today. Tomorrow is the heart biopsy, pray that there will be no rejection. If that is the case the plan is to be home Tuesday! Here is a pic we took today.
5/2 10:37 Two weeks ago right now Meg was receiving her new heart, her new life. At the same time a family whom we know very little about was mourning the loss of a family member. We are grateful for their gift of life and we pray that they, too, feel God's presence and help during this time of 'healing'. Give LIFE, be a DONOR.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

5/1 9:40pm X-rays were better, so no tube. We were trained this morning to walk our girl on our own, so Kathie, Meg, and I took a 20 minute walk tonight up and down her hall. We would have liked to show Meg more of the hospital, but her heart monitor would have sounded an alarm at the nurses station. All of us are ready for a good night of sleep. 
5/1 10:00am Meg just got her first 'non-bed' bath in a month. The last tube came out yesterday & she is well enough to disconnect the heart monitor & last IV long enough for the bath. Her mom assisted & both are worn out, but Meg feels clean all over. Getting ready for x-rays to check the air around lungs. Pray it has decreased so she won't have to have a tube inserted to let the air out.