Pansy’s long battle with renal failure has come to a critical point.
This race has been long, challenging, and not to mention the physical, emotional, and economic impact on the family. In 2005, she was diagnosed with diabetes and put on Metformin. The diabetes’ progression resulted in her taking insulin 70/30 twice per day in 2014. Subsequently, in January 2016, she had to be escorted to the Emergency Room at George Washington Hospital, where she was officially diagnosed with Renal Failure, requiring immediate dialysis. For Pansy, adjusting to dialysis was difficult and challenging. Not only was it painful, but the physiological transformation lack of energy, inability to continue activities that she admired, and slowly her loss of independence brought on sleepless and tearful days and nights.