Time for a new kidney!
My chronic kidney disease (CKD) has come to a critical point. Diagnosed when I was in my late 20’s with FSGS (focal segmental glomerulosclerosis), I have come to the end stage for my disease. My kidney function has continued to decline as the disease progressed and I am now at the point of needing either a kidney transplant or dialyses to survive.
March 30, 2020
With the COVID-19 situation, all elective surgery is suspended indefinitely and live donor kidney surgery is considered “elective.” Because of this, the doctors have decided I need to start dialysis, so this evening I start a 3-day per week in-clinic dialysis regimen. We will have to monitor the situation and there is always a chance for a deceased donor transplant during this strange time in our country. Please continue to pray – for our country, for those affected by COVID-19, for my medical team, live donor and me.
March 16, 2020
My live donor heard from the transplant center. His case went before the selection committee and they have a couple of additional tests that they have decided would be needed in order to make a decision. These are being scheduled and the plan at this point is to complete those this week and get a decision next week. Thanks for the continued prayers.
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March 12, 2020
Wishing you the best brother! Prayers for you and your family.
March 10, 2020
We pray that Doug’s Kidney transplant will be a success and his health will be restored so that Doug can continue to serve the Lord in holiness and wholeness! May the Lord give us His Mercy and Love to let all to see his blessings upon us!