Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Oops, I did it again...
I think I may have just consented to letting RPA Where Are They Now? film Ashlea's kidney transplant.
I don't know if it is the right decision. In the past I have been much more sure about saying yes to the filming. When I was pregnant with the girls I wasn't expecting them both to survive. I figured that if one (or both) of them were to die, I would need that video footage to help me with the grieving process.
Then when they filmed us in 2009 I felt very strongly about the importance of telling people that its OK to not get the 'fairy tale ending'. A lot of medical shows only show people who go on to do really well. I wanted people to know the reality of having an extremely sick, premature baby, but also to know that life is still good. Its different to what we imagined, but we are still incredibly thankful to have Ashlea with us.
This time, I don't know. I think I am just really curious to see what my kidney looks like before it goes into Ashlea. The sticky beak in me can't pass up that opportunity. I don't know if thats a good enough reason to risk embarrassing myself on national television though!
What do you think? Have the viewing population of Australia had enough of us? Or do you think it is worth it so that people can see 'how the story ends?'