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Old 08-03-2010, 09:55 AM   #1
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Thumbs up My BIL is getting his transplant!!!

Both my father in law and brother in law suffer from the same kidney disease. They were diagnosed within a month of each other and both were in need of a transplant. My FIL got his a while back and it has been life changing (and life saving). This morning we got the call that it is my BIL's turn. He is in the O.R. at this very second. We are keeping his fingers crossed that the surgery is successful and that there are no issues with rejection. It is very bitter sweet because he is not getting it from a living donor. It is coming from a child who passed away. Thank G-d there are people willing to donate to save others lives. If you are not already signed up to be an organ donor, please consider it. You could save a life.

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Old 08-03-2010, 09:58 AM   #2
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That's truly great news, GB. Give our best to your BIL.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:00 AM   #3
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GB that's wonderful news, I will keep B-I-L in my prayers...
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:09 AM   #4
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Thank you both! Now is the waiting game. It is such a rush of emotions. First you are thrilled beyond belief then you are terrified of what could happen in surgery and then you have every emotion in between. Right now we are just waiting and praying.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #5
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Having kidney problems is a scary thing and this is wonderful for your b-i-l. You all have my thoughts and prayers.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:06 AM   #6
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Thanks CJ! I know that you, more than most, know all about this unfortunately.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:10 AM   #7
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Such amazing news! Prayers going up for your BIL GB.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:14 AM   #8
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Thanks Alix. When the phone rang neither DW nor I recognized the number so it went to voicemail. Then we heard her moms voice saying they were at the hospital so we jumped at the phone. They have been having a rough couple of weeks. MIL fall down some stairs and shattered her wrist and fractured her face. BIL was admitted to the hospital the following week with chest pains. When we heard her say hospital on the answering machine both our hearts dropped. Then I saw her break into tears and I thought the worst. Then the smile appeared and I knew what was going on. Talk about a roller coaster of emotions! Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers!
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GB, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please keep us posted.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:25 AM   #10
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I sure will. Thanks Laurie!
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