Update: Jeff is having surgery Monday. The doctor is going to drill small holes in his hips and knee joints to trigger blood flow to the area in an attempt for them to heal. On top of that he is going to take stem cells from Jeffs hip and inject it into the joints. Hopefully this will trigger his joints to heal and avoid having to the replace the joints and restore mobility. Please send good vibes.
Jun 29, 2016
We are almost 3 months out from Jeff's transplant now. The kidney is working wonderfully!!! That is great! Unfortunately Jeff started to have mobility issues about a month and a half out from his transplant, severe paining his hips, knees and ankles. It has continued to get worse has time has passed. Meds have been changed in an effort to help but nothing has worked. Today we got some bad news. Jeff's MRI came back with bilateral necrosis to both of his femur heads. It's a rare side effects caused by the transplant drugs that doesn't allow enough blood to the femur heads and causes them to break down. We have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon tom. wish us well!!
Apr 17, 2016
Jeff's kidney is slowly starting to function labs are leveling out and starting to drop!!! Yay! There is a chance we will be released home today:). Of course we will have to return tomorrow for...
Apr 12, 2016
All in all Jeff is doing amazing, they said is stay will prob be longer due to how sleepy the kidney is. They said due to the manner of the donors death that this is to be expected and nothing to...
Apr 10, 2016
Got the phone call today!!!!! Jeff goes for surgery at 5:00. We are so excited, he is currently receiving his last dialysis treatment. Some wonderful friends have already pitched in to take care of...
Mar 29, 2016
3/29/16 Update: Jeff got his cancer free results last thurs, and was approved by the transplant team in the same day as well. Today we got our approval from insurance and Jeff should hopefully be...
Mar 01, 2016
Update: Doctor just called and we have been pushed back yet another week. Jeff's culture came back and he has a urinary tract infection, so he will need to be on antibiotics for 10 days. So biopsy...
Mar 01, 2016
Tomorrow morning Jeff has a biopsy of his bladder...hopefully our last step before Jeff is transplanted. The purpose of this biopsy is to rule out cancer in his bladder, due some abnormalities they...
Feb 24, 2016
Jeff had an appointment with his urologist yesterday unfortunately it has pushed progress back a week.. Jeff had some abnormalities in his bladder (probably due to the fact that he no longer makes...
Feb 17, 2016
Ok today was a long but informative day! Jeff has one follow up test, a stress test for his heart, before he is presented to the transplant team for approval. So yay that is awesome and should be...