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GB 08-03-2010 09:55 AM

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.

Andy M. 08-03-2010 09:58 AM

That's truly great news, GB. Give our best to your BIL.

Mimizkitchen 08-03-2010 10:00 AM

GB that's wonderful news, I will keep B-I-L in my prayers...

GB 08-03-2010 10:09 AM

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.

kadesma 08-03-2010 11:01 AM

Having kidney problems is a scary thing and this is wonderful for your b-i-l. You all have my thoughts and prayers.

GB 08-03-2010 11:06 AM

Thanks CJ! I know that you, more than most, know all about this unfortunately.

Alix 08-03-2010 11:10 AM

Such amazing news! Prayers going up for your BIL GB.

GB 08-03-2010 11:14 AM

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!

LPBeier 08-03-2010 11:23 AM

GB, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Please keep us posted.

GB 08-03-2010 11:25 AM

I sure will. Thanks Laurie!

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