Jeff Needs Your Help
Jeff Haslip, 32, is a husband, son, grandson, brother, friend, entrepreneur, student, and dialysis patient. He is in need of a kidney transplant and has been undergoing evaluation at the Jacksonville Mayo Clinic hospital. Jeff was born with PUV, or Posterior Urethral Valves due to a blockage in his urethra and ureters developed in utero. He was very sick as a newborn, and rushed into surgery shortly after birth. The doctors did their best to remove the blockage, but ultimately a “Y” valve was fashioned to connect his kidneys to his bladder. Despite multiple surgeries, Jeff still had fluid backing up into his kidneys, causing organ damage and giving him frequent kidney infections and pain.
September 26, 2019
Jeff had his staples removed today and an Ultrasound of his new fistula. Besides a little extra swelling everything is going well. They said in a bout 4 weeks he will have another surgery to bring the new fistula to the surface. For now its as much time with his arm over his head as possible.
September 18, 2019
Jeff had surgery to take down his old fistula last week, it was too large and at risk of rupturing. During the procedure the doc started a new fistula in his upper arm. In about 4 weeks they will bring that fistula to the surface to be used for dialysis while Jeff waits for a kidney. They also placed a central line to be used for dialysis while we wait for the new fistula to develop. The new line did not work well at home on our dialysis machine so Jeff is going in center now to receive his treatments. This is easier on our home life but harder on Jeffs body. The treatments are longer and have more dramatic shifts for Jeffs body which leave him feeling run down. Please keep Jeff in your thoughts and share his updates so that we can find a donor.
October 6, 2019
Jeff and Jenni hope this helps during this difficult and stressful time. We love you!! Mom and Dad.
September 21, 2019
Hello, Jenni and Jeff. We, know all about the trials and tribulations you are going through. We include you in our Prayers. God Bless
September 21, 2019
Jeff, Matthew and I hold you in prayer along with our church family. God continue to strengthen you and keep you in preparation for your kidney transplant. Sending Love
September 20, 2019
Let’s try this again.... I think the first one donated 0$.....ha, so we are all about 2nd chances. Cheers you guys. Miss you and will pray for a healthy beautiful sqwishy kidney for you.