Now things have slowed down for a TINY bit at the moment I thought I would update everyone on the appointment we went Monday at the transplant center, it was for an appointment with the other transplant surgeon. We had to meet with him because depending on when the call comes in both surgeons are prepared and up to date on his case.
If the call comes in during the week both doctors will be in there, if the call for Rondel comes on the weekend the "on call doctor" will be the one performing the surgery. Just a kinda covering all basis thing.
This is the LAST step away from the final decision. When the transplant coordinator went before the transplant committee the first time we thought it was the final decision, but Rondel had to go and have some procedures done to better the chances so to speak, now all the testing and procedures are done and Rondel has been cleared the coordinators are very optimistic that he will pass the final committee meeting on Friday yes this Friday.
Also, not that anything is wrong but the coordinator and surgeons suggest he have 1 more EKG to make sure all is good. (scheduled later this month). He had one about a year ago but being this close being on the UNOs list they want cover all the necessary basis since he is on a moderate risk level due to him being a previous heart patient. But they told its not nothing to worry about.
Once he gets on the list they suggest to all their patients to try to find a living donor. Kidney's are the most needed organ in America.
He has come a long way in the last 5 years when we started this process. No he don't get credit (points) for the first 2.5 yrs but he does for the rest. What I mean by that is you get credit (points) for every year you are on dialysis, for making ALL appointments(not cancelling and rescduling, missing appointments). By making all the appointments scheduled that only shows the transplanation team that the patient is really serious about this process.
I have come to realize that posting these updates has been really good therapy for me at times. I will close for now, and will keep ya'll updated
Apr 11, 2017
On April 8, 2017 we had the 1st Annual Benefit Golf Tournament and it was a success. We had 16 4-man teams participate. We also were able to get 23 hole sponsors. We would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who participated, volunteered, and donated. We are looking forward to having another one next year.
Mar 22, 2017
We went to OU Medical today for a check up on the procedure Rondel had on March 6th. Rondel told the dr that the procedure worked but it wasn't like the feeling of the first week after it was done...
Mar 11, 2017
Sorry it's been awhile since I last posted. Things have bee really crazy. We have been going to doctors appts sometimes 2 a week, but here is the lasted as of Monday March 6th.
We are here at...
Dec 14, 2016
Now it's waiting to hear how his lower extremities study and CAT scan went today. Hopefully tomorrow I will hear something from his transplant coordinator. This week has been a very stressful week...
Nov 29, 2016
We got a letter in the mail from the transplant center and they have gotten his next appointments scheduled on December 14th. He has an appointment at 8:30am to have a lower extremity vascular...
Nov 15, 2016
Nov 14, 2016
We met with the transplant surgeon today and it went good. They are going to schedule a CAT scan of his lower abdomen for mapping purposes for the organs and schedule an ultrasound...
Nov 01, 2016
Oct 21 Today has definitely been a wonderful way to end this week. We got another call today from the OU Transplant Center, they have scheduled appointments to see his transplant surgeon, and...