Someone wrote the following comment on my blog:
Can you give us an update on Tricia? Nate stopped the blog about a month ago, I continue to pray for Tricia, but frankly, it’s frustrating to follow someone’s situation and care so much, and then receive no updates or information. Please let us know how Tricia is doing, and what the doctors have decided.
First of all, as much as I understand the frustration you might feel not knowing news of someone you care about…remember that the Lawrensons (as are everyone else) entitled to a private life. I do not know the Lawrensons personally, though I know people who have met them. Like many others I have ‘got to know them’ online from when Tricia was waiting for her transplant after having her baby, Gwyneth by emergency c-section at 24 weeks gestation. Really their blog started as a way to keep family updated as a lot of blogs do…it just turned into so much more. Also remember that this time around, Nathan (as far as I know) is not on sabbatical, they have a daughter and a foster son to think about and take care of. What they have been going through is tough, and I imagine it is not easy to share with the whole world.
So I only know what they’ve been posting online too.
Second of all, as Nathan has said on his blog, you can follow him on Twitter. His username is @NathanLawrenson.
The update as far as I know is that things are the same as they were. Tricia has not yet been reactivated onto the transplant list. They hoped that when doctors met yesterday she would be. They also lost a friend who had Cystic Fibrosis this week. There is a real concern that Tricia won’t make it back onto the transplant list.
Please don’t let frustration stop you from praying and thinking positively for Tricia and the Lawrenson/Kirschner families. They, and many other CF families need our support – particularly during winter months when there is often a higher risk of catching colds, flu etc which can turn into much worse things.