Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fantastic News!!

My husband's oldest son, Mark, is scheduled to receive a kidney transplant tomorrow morning at 8 o'clock. The call came this afternoon at about 4:30. Not only that, but tomorrow is his 50th birthday. Not only that, he and his fiance, who had planned to be married on Sunday, January 1st, took their vows tonight. Not only that, we got to listen via Droids on speaker phone. Interestingly, his Dad (my DH) received his kidney transplant on Thanksgiving Day, 2004. They both have the same hereditary disease, Polycystic Kidney Disease. DH's sister got her new kidneys two years ago. The wait is always frustratingly long, and my response afterwards is always the same, "I never thought it would actually happen." But it actually does. Thank you, Lord.

5 comments:

  1. Great news!
    Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Hosenemesis

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  2. So glad to hear it, Sherry. Gean

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  3. Congratulations!
    An awareness of kidney disease was forced upon our family earlier this year when our beautiful, athletic, vibrant 23 year old daughter was diagnosed with IgA Nephopathy, a rare autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. She is stable, and still has good function, but dark possibilities always loom ahead. I am so glad to hear that so many in your family have been able to get kidneys. It is very encouraging.
    My thoughts are with you all that everything goes well, as I am sure it will.
    Sandra

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