Christmas is a special time of year. There is no doubt about that. But when you are going through an organ transplant, Christmas can seem upside down, just like the snowman. You have to try and “buck up” and act like everything is normal. Well, NOTHING is normal when this is happening.
So we try and make things as normal as possible in the transplant apartments. We decorate them with a tree and other decorations and hope that it makes our patients and caregivers experience as normal a Christmas as possible. They are welcome to invite their family to visit. However, this year has been a bit different with COVID-19. Some doctors encourage their patients to keep to themselves. That’s one of the saddest parts of this hideous disease. What is even more sad is the fact that most caregivers are not even allowed in the hospital to visit their loved one. I can’t even imagine what that feels like.
So if you are a praying person, please add our transplant families to your list. You don’t know them and never will, but God does.