Hi everyone, it's Emily's friend Emmie here. I hope Em doesn't mind me posting a quick blog entry, but I could see that people wanted to send their thoughts and messages to her on here, so I thought a separate new post would be a good idea. I know that Emily's sister will be updating with news as her family have it, so I'll keep this brief.
At about 9pm this evening (Thursday) Emily went into theatre for her double lung transplant. I spoke to her shortly beforehand and she seemed fairly calm and I was pleased to hear that she was sporting a gown that exposed her bottom which was being kept nice and warm by giant green paper pants (she is going to love me for writing that!)
She will be in theatre for all of the night I think, so please keep all your pinkest and sparkliest thoughts, wishes and love coming to her, her wonderful boyfriend and her special family. She is a true star and means the world to so many people. I think she is causing a huge amount of sleeplessness around the country tonight!
I think Emily would also want us to be thinking about another very important family right now....that of her donor. They are going through the worst time of their life and yet have been courageous and thoughtful beyond measure in choosing to allow their loved one's organs to give life to others. Thank you is not enough.
Right, that's all the news for now. As I say, Emily's sister will be updating from now on but please keep posting lots of messages of support to Emily and all her family, as they must be having a really worrying night tonight.
Love you Wemmit!