We have been holding off on all negative updates..the transplant and complications were sooo hard that it's been over 3 months and she's just now NOT feeling awful.It was so touch and go, it was scary.Now her function and counts are improving so we again have hope she will have some normalcy soon.Thank you for the wonderful support,she couldn't have done it without all of you!
May 20, 2015
What a hard journey. Dad is recovering slowly from donating his kidney in exchange for a kidney for Mandy. She is having a harder time snapping back from this surgery and adjusting to all of the meds.Her kidney is working though and we expect to see some improvement to her health weekly.Yay that the dialysis machine was picked up from our home this week.Thanks for all the kind support.
Apr 12, 2015
Mandy's been on a new home hemo called nxstage since Nov and doing better than in clinic.This week we got confirmation that the exchange program found an O donor for her! So on 4/28, dad will give...
Oct 04, 2014
Thank you all for the kind words and support! Mandy's had several calls for deceased kidneys but only as backup and they've gone to the primary so it's very hard to be positive. Both mom and dad...
Apr 17, 2014
Bad news today...Mandy's donor was declined due to health issues. She's still not tolerating dialysis well so it's time for her to go on the list for deceased donors (these kidneys do not last...
Mar 12, 2014
Mandy came home at the end of last week and has slowly been making strides in recovery. Her hemoglobin was dangerously low but is now rising. The renal diet and fluid restriction is a challenge...
Mar 01, 2014
Wow, thanks again for all the supporting comments that make her smile! Her kidneys were removed on Thurs and they were so large and infected she lost 10 lbs. Her difficult recovery at LVH is...
Feb 21, 2014
Thank you for all of the supporting comments! Mandy's a tough cookie but every bit of support helps her to keep going. She has started dialysis this week as recommended for stabilization before...
Jan 28, 2014
In December, Mandy graduated from Bloomsburg University with a BS in Exercise Science and an minor in ASL. She is ready to take the next step to continue her life journey by having her kidneys...