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Old 09-18-2008, 01:24 PM   #181
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Wonderful Dawn,
you're on your way..Prayers continue and with a big smile this time.
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Old 10-12-2008, 02:26 PM   #182
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Just an update to let everyone know how things went Monday. Jim is a viable canidate for transplant!! DD#1 and I had our blood drawn and will find out tomorrow whether or not we are donor canidate possibilities. We all went to this appointment thinking about the enourmous cost of everything only to find out we were only out-of-pocket for parking and lunch. Thank you Kidney Acquisition Fund!!! Now we only have to wait for Jim to recover from hernia surgery (the 15th), before the kidney transplant team will begin thoughts of transplant. Such is life on the mountain overlooking Dansville!! Thank you for all your prayers, please continue to help us.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:54 PM   #183
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I'm here and so happy for all of you...Just think how wonderful life will be once that transplant is in there and working..Life will be far more normal and rich..Prayers and good thoughts still circling all of you.
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Old 10-13-2008, 12:27 AM   #184
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I'm glad you were able to report such good news. You can count on our continued prayers.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:35 AM   #185
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Dawn, I'm not stopping in here as much these days (lots of irons in the fire),but it is so nice to check in and find out that things are progressing for you and Jim. You have all my hopes and wishes that things will continue to go well.
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Old 10-13-2008, 01:03 AM   #186
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WooHoo, Dawn! What fantastic news! I'm so glad to hear your hubby won't have years of dialysis ahead of him. Be sure and let us know which one of you gets to do the honors.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:18 AM   #187
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It would be so good if you are a match Dawn! Hope the good news continues. I am a month short of my second anniversary for my transplant and despite all the hiccups along the way and a few other things, it is still better than dialysing and being on a fluid restriction!
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Old 10-13-2008, 08:37 AM   #188
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Dawn, thank God. I'm so glad to hear your good news. Continued prayers for you and yours.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:14 PM   #189
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I really want to stop playing this game, it's no fun!! Please, let me explain. First, DD is a match. Three out of six chromosomes matched Daddy's. She has gone through all the hoops and come out the other side with colors blazing!! All the transplant team has to do is decide which kidney to take. JIm on the other hand... The hernia surgery turned into an overnight for him because of pain issues. He has been off work for 5 weeks now(this is me!). Thursday I found out that he would start dialysis today. Guess what!?!?! The Director of the Dialysis Center blew Jim's fistula while unhooking him!! OOH it gets better! Tomorrow, I get to take Jim in for surgery, he gets to have a catheter put in his neck!! Could this game get any better?!?! Right now he can't lift his arm without pain, it has swollen to three times it's normal size and he has to keep ice on it. Plus to further add to the fun, I have to measure his arm every half hour to see if it is still growing. If it gets any bigger, back to the hospital to possibly lance it to release fluids. Fun, wow!!
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:25 PM   #190
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Dawn, don't panic, I had the one put in my neck and it was fairly quick and easy..I didn't have anything for it but a little injectionand then it went in..The only thing is it reminded me of when you stitch up a chicken how hard the skin is. It's more sound than anything.I used this access til I got my PD cath and let me tell you of the two, I'd take the neck one any day. As to the mess they made of his arm, I'd have someones head on a plate..I know these things happen but gee whiz if you don't know what your doing get the heck out of there and let someone who does..The one in his neck will have two small tubes that hang down several inches and will be wrapped and cleaned each session..When the time come and the transplant is a success they can remove the access with out any problems they give you an injection and it's out fairly quickly..then I just went home and kept gauze over it til the skin grew over the hole and now i can just see a small skin color change.. I 's so sorry this happened to Jim, don't get discouraged when he gets that transplant life will be p[erfect.
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