Another frigid cold blustery day as we pick up 37 year old Regina here in Indianapolis. She is originally from the Atlanta, Georgia area. She is married and has 2 young children. She has been here in the hospital for for quite some time.
She had gastric bypass surgery many years ago at the age of only 25. Since then she has experienced many complications which have eventually resulted in liver failure.
She came to Indianapolis with hope that the doctors here would be able to perform a multivisceral transplant however, they were not. Now her wish is to go back home to see her children for Christmas. We were contacted by the hospital here to make that happen.
We arrive bedside and although she is on a ventilator she is still able to communicate with us by moving her lips. Her hair is neatly styled in a bun on her head with a light pink headband.
Someone has polished her nails for her in a nice lavender color. The staff are very attentive to her needs as they finish getting her ready for her trip home. As we depart the staff bid her farewell while wishing her the best.
When we arrive back to the airport we very carefully place her in Nellie. During her flight she did quite well. We had her padded with several pillows in an attempt to keep her as comfortable as possible. She seemed to rest during most of her flight.
We landed in Atlanta and even there, it was only a balmy 37 degrees. Our trip to the the hospital was short and as we rode in the ambulance I called her husband to let him know that she had arrived. While placing her into bed in the critical care unit many of the nurses remembered her from being there previously.
We thanked God for our safe travel and specifically that he would bless her time with her children and family.
BUT OUR CITIZENSHIP IS IN HEAVEN. AND WE EAGERLY AWAIT A SAVIOR FROM THERE, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO, BY THE POWER THAT ENABLES HIM TO BRING EVERYTHING UNDER HIS CONTROL, WILL TRANSFORM OUR LOWLY BODIES SO THAT THEY WILL BE LIKE HIS GLORIOUS BODY.
Thank you to Hal, Chris and Jason for sharing this mission with me.