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Old 10-16-2008, 08:19 AM   #41
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What fabulous news, GB!!!! I didn't know he was in need of a kidney, but I know how hard dialysis is. Your wife must be on cloud nine. Is her dad there in MA?

This may sound weird, but please post when ya'll hear the new kidney is making urine. It's "hold your breath" time until that happens, but everyone in the OR starts celebrating when it does!
I watched a kidney transplant on television not two weeks ago. That this is coming up now is quizzical. Anyway, funny you say that as the first thing that they did was made sure the new kidney pe'd. It did! Their words, "ah, that's a beautiful thing."
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:22 AM   #42
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Thank you all!

We got word this morning that the kidney is working!!! They told us it could take a few days for it to "wake up" and start producing, but it actually started working last night. We are thrilled beyond belief!!!
that is wonderful news , GB !
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:11 AM   #43
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GB, so glad to hear everything went well. Here's to many more wonderful years together with the family. Treasure each moment.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:33 AM   #44
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I just got another update. I guess the kidney is not working completely yet. There was some output, but not up to normal levels. This is normal though so we are not worried. It sounded a little too good to be true when we heard it was already working.
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Thrilled to bits with that news, GB. Prayers continuing, anyway...
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:16 AM   #46
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Great news, GB. The whole family must be very relieved and happy!
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:24 AM   #47
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Yes we are very very happy. It is like a dream come true. My wife did something she should not have though. She was very curious about the donor. The doctor told them it came from a young person, but that is all they could tell her for confidentiality reasons. Well DW did some research and is pretty sure she knows who the kidney came from. Now that she knows something about that person it makes it very difficult for her to deal with her emotions. She is, of course, thrilled for her dad, but she is extremely sad for the family of the donor. My wife is a very emotional person so she is having an inner struggle right now. She feels guilty for being happy. Thankfully she understands the reality of the situation and is not beating herself up over being happy. She is dealing with the guilt in a very healthy way thank G-d.
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good news on the peeing front...hope all continues to go well
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:06 PM   #49
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I think I posted somewhere not long ago that I heard one day watching Fox that 38 million people in the US suffer from kidney disease. What are we all doing wrong I wonder since I'm one of them......
I was interested in this statement so looked this up

"The two most common causes of kidney disease are diabetes and high blood pressure. If your family has a history of any kind of kidney problems, you may be at risk for kidney disease."

this came from this website
Your Kidneys and How They Work

Diabetes and high blood pressure sure are prevalent in the US these days..
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GB bless you for understanding how your wife deals with things and letting her do so, her way.
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