Michelle received a call on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from the transplant coordinator. They believed that they had a perfect match kidney. Michelle went in for labs for the crossmatch, then she came home to do a dialysis treatment. The next morning, the transplant coordinator called and said that the kidney was a match. Michelle needed to be at the hospital by noon, checked in by 1:00pm, and the surgeon planned to operate around 2;00pm. The kidney surgery went well.
Michelle is currently recovering from the surgery. She is visiting the transplant institute three days a week as the doctors monitor her lab numbers and adjust the medications as necessary. Healling will take time, but we are looking forward to the future.
Thank you so much for all of the prayers and warm wishes. Your support has been invaluable.