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Zach received his life-saving kidney/pancreas transplant!

My husband, Zach Hood had been battling Type 1 Diabetes for the past 16 years. He was in end stage renal failure, engaging in dialysis three days a week and in need of a life-saving kidney/pancreas transplant. We are thrilled to tell you that our prayers were answered when we received a phone call to get to the hospital in order for Zach to receive a perfect match kidney & pancreas transplant. Zach received his life-saving kidney/pancreas transplant on September 24, 2016.

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September 24, 2016

Hello Prayer Warriors! Please do me a huge favor. Please pray for Zach. Late last night at nearly 9pm, we got a phone call to pack up our belongings and head to the hospital. Once we arrived to the hospital they began going through checks and blood work with Zach. Well at 1:30 am on September 24, it was confirmed by a cross match that Zach was going to receive a perfect donor match of a Kidney and Pancreas. Zach went into surgery at 1:30 am and we were told the surgery would last 8 hours. We had later received word that the pancreas was in and doing its job of bringing the blood sugar down. At that point, they were then going to proceed with transplanting the kidney. Many hours passed without a word and we constantly wonder what was going on in the operating room. We were praying constantly all was going well. The doctor later came down to tell us that the surgery went beautifully! Zach is doing great and everything is functioning as it should be. Please pray that his body continues to accept the kidney and pancreas, because at this point Zach is no longer diabetic!

Zach still has a long road and it will be a challenge so any assistance would help bring great relief. Thank you all in advance.

September 20, 2016

Hello family and friends! It has been awhile since we have posted on HelpHOPELive. Latest update on Zach. Overall, Zach is doing well. He has been busy with dialysis, Hyperbariac Oxygen Therapy, and going to the foot doctor every week. He just started back at the Hyperbariac Oxygen Therapy a couple weeks ago, but unfortunately they had to stop briefly due to one of his tubes falling out of his ears. Zach’s ears need to be able to pop, but without the tubes they are unable to do so. Zach will be getting with the doctors to figure out what will be done next.

We are praying his feet continue to heal even without the hyperbariac chamber. One thing I forgot to update you all on here is that a few weeks ago, Zach lost a toe. The good thing is that his foot is healing great. We are just praying that his other foot continues to heal and that he won’t have to lose a toe on that foot.

We are thankful though that Zach is now able to stay home and focus on healing without having to stress with working too. We are planning on doing more fundraisers soon to continue to raise funds towards the transplant that will happen in the future. If you are interested in helping lead a fundraiser, please let me know. Thanks! God Bless!