Family and friends of Kaitlyn Asbury Joseph are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with her transplantation.
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May 1, 2021
Thank you SO SO SO MUCH to everyone that has made a donation towards my medical bills! I'm in the process of making and sending out more thank you cards, if you haven't received one yet, it's on it's way!
I have some great news! I received my kidney transplant last week on Wed 4/21 :) I was discharged home this past Monday. My mom donated on my behalf and her kidney went to someone in PA and then my donor is from Colorado. The kidney woke up and is working beautifully! Creatinine went down almost instantly and it's going great! My recovery has been super rough compared to my first transplant though. The pain is unreal sometimes, and I have extreme nerve pain where I have 2 drains on my side that I had to go home with. They pulled on early in an effort to lessen the pain, and it helped some. I wasn't able to walk or do anything. My husband was lifting me and helping me get in and out of bed. It's slowly improving day by day! But it's no walk in the park for sure!
I have my first clinic appointment with my post op transplant coordinator to see how I'm doing. They should be able to pull the last drain and that should solve the nerve pain. They had to leave the one in cause it was still draining quite a bit of fluid. And of course it's deep inside which is probably the cause of the nerve pain. So hopefully it gets taken out next week!
I really appreciate all the prayers and well wishes! Again, thank you so much for your donations and support. It means the world. Love, Kaitlyn
March 19, 2021
I wanted to give you all an update on how that third revision surgery went on my peritoneal dialysis port went. I had it on March 1st, but subsequently had post-op complications and was in the hospital for 2 days due to pain that they couldn't get under control! We finally got my pain under control, and tried to use the port. Thankfully, it worked and I have been doing dialysis at home for the past 2 weeks!
I am currently going through the transplant evaluation process with Georgetown University Hospital as they are doing a significant amount more transplants than other hospitals in my area. The process is moving quickly and I'm super impressed/excited! I will keep you all updated!
Thank you so so so much for your support and donating to me! There's no words to express my appreciation and gratitude! Stay well!
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March 17, 2021
Kaitlyn - Your courage and determination are an inspiration, and from inspiration, dreams grow. May you climb, one step at a time, till your dreams come true. Wishing you the very best. ~ Debbi ~
March 5, 2021
Praying "...your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard." God is able to do the miraculous.
March 4, 2021
May the Sun of Righteousness arise over you and visit you with healing in His wings. Be healed in Jesus Name