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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.
cj

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!

ChefJune 08-03-2010 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Alix (Post 912135)
Such amazing news! Prayers going up for your BIL GB.

What Alix said. :smile:

GB 08-03-2010 11:51 AM

Thanks ChefJune!

CharlieD 08-03-2010 12:44 PM

Good luck to him, hope all goe well. Say a psalm 20. It is specialy designated for people who need healing.

GB 08-03-2010 12:51 PM

Thanks Charlie!

GB 08-03-2010 01:08 PM

Update: This kidney is in and they are closing him up. It is already producing urine. This is great news so far. Now the hard part comes and that is waiting to see if he rejects it. We are thinking positive though.

LPBeier 08-03-2010 01:33 PM

Good news, GB. We will keep praying for healing and no rejection or other complications.

DaveSoMD 08-03-2010 05:44 PM

Good news all around so far. Keep us posted. You and your's are in our thoughts here.

Kayelle 08-03-2010 06:23 PM

Phew, so glad to hear the update GB......what a wonderful thing!!

Mimizkitchen 08-03-2010 07:04 PM

Thank God GB, I will keep praying... :angel::smile:

kadesma 08-03-2010 08:02 PM

HE works wonders for us GB. Please know you and b-i-l and your family will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
cj

GB 08-04-2010 08:16 AM

Thank you everyone. He is in a lot of pain right now, but that is to be expected. His kidney is functioning (as of last night) and producing urine as it should. I never thought I would be so excited about pee :)

All of your thoughts and prayers have been wonderful. Thank you so much to each and every one of you.

kadesma 08-06-2010 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by GB (Post 912308)
Thank you everyone. He is in a lot of pain right now, but that is to be expected. His kidney is functioning (as of last night) and producing urine as it should. I never thought I would be so excited about pee :)

All of your thoughts and prayers have been wonderful. Thank you so much to each and every one of you.

GB, for once the pain isn't quite so bad, I wish I could take some of it for him. Bless his heart it's almost over.
cj

GB 08-06-2010 08:11 AM

I saw him in the hospital last night and he looks great. His color is back and he looks so much better than he did. It sounds like if all keeps going as it has been then he will be home Monday.

ChefJune 08-06-2010 10:40 AM

I know you are thoroughly relieved, GB. And so are we all. We'll keep the prayers going though. One can never have too many of those. :smile:

GB 08-06-2010 10:41 AM

Thanks June!

kadesma 08-12-2010 02:29 AM

GB, how is he doing? I've been thinking about him. I know this was hard on all of you. Continued prayers for everyone. Take care.
cj

GB 08-12-2010 08:19 AM

Thanks CJ. He is doing really well. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday, one day later than they were expecting. He was not feeling great on Monday so they decided to watch him for an extra day. He was very emotional leaving though. I don't think that he even thought about the fact that he would not be spending time in dialysis anymore so all the people he was friends with there he will no longer be seeing. He is mentally retarded so things like that are harder on him than most. All in all he is doing great though. Thank you all for your prayers. I have no doubt that they made a difference!

ChefJune 08-12-2010 11:39 AM

great news, GB! :smile:

LPBeier 08-12-2010 12:27 PM

Wonderful news, GB. I will keep him in my prayers.


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