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dawner1969
03-24-2009, 03:48 AM
My son came home from the hospital thursday evening. He still has to go back every week mon, wed, fri for dialysis, but that's a heck of a lot better than living there for months at a time. :)

Next step: start the transplant process. That in itself could take months.

He's soooo happy to be home :)

mikthehick
03-24-2009, 03:50 AM
Sooo happy that our prayers were answered Dawn! I hope you guys have a peaceful time at home :)

Chuck
03-24-2009, 03:53 AM
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Primadawn
03-24-2009, 03:54 AM
Hoooooray!!!!:frantics:

Bonnie
03-24-2009, 06:12 AM
Are you going to be Matty's donor, Dawn?

I'll be praying that God's hand be over you all. :)

Crisco
03-24-2009, 04:05 PM
I love it when a plan comes together!

Boomer
03-25-2009, 03:37 AM
thats awesome dawn!! So, are you still the prime doner? That will take you quite a bit to recover from .. I maybe a few Ocean's away but let me know if you need anything ok. Tell lil Matty Boom says hi and I'm ready to play him in Xbox when I get back. :D

Llamafighter
03-25-2009, 01:55 PM
Great news, Dawn! Thanks for keeping us in the loop and the prayers continue!

CAVEMAN
03-25-2009, 04:23 PM
Great news Dawn!

Blmfighter
03-25-2009, 04:58 PM
I'm glad that your boy is back home where he belongs.

Tyburn
03-25-2009, 09:24 PM
i'm glad to hear this news :)

bradwright
03-25-2009, 10:33 PM
very good news indeed.:)

dawner1969
03-27-2009, 05:22 AM
He's doing well with his dialysis, and the big change in his diet. So many things he can't have. He's restricted to 600 ml of fluid a day, as wel as low sodium/phosphorous/potassium. No junk food!!!! (well, when he's actually IN dialysis he can have junky stuff)

Right now he is staying with his dad most of the time as I can't get him to the hospital during the day because of my job. Dad works nights so it works out.

And tomorrow (3-27-09) is Matt's 8th birthday :) I took the day off and will hang out with him at the hospital. We are going to have chinese since he will be on dialysis and they'll filter all that oogy stuff right out of his blood!

I haven't been tested for compatibility yet, but I'm the first option for a kidney. If I'm not a match he will go on the list. He may also need a liver. His kidney disease caused hepatic fibrosis and can impair function. He has an appt on 4-8 to see the liver specialist. *cross fingers*

I want to thank you all again and again and again for your good wishes, your warm thoughts and most especially your prayers. It makes a difference every day. Thank you :)

Chuck
03-27-2009, 05:31 AM
He's doing well with his dialysis, and the big change in his diet. So many things he can't have. He's restricted to 600 ml of fluid a day, as wel as low sodium/phosphorous/potassium. No junk food!!!! (well, when he's actually IN dialysis he can have junky stuff)

Right now he is staying with his dad most of the time as I can't get him to the hospital during the day because of my job. Dad works nights so it works out.

And tomorrow (3-27-09) is Matt's 8th birthday :) I took the day off and will hang out with him at the hospital. We are going to have chinese since he will be on dialysis and they'll filter all that oogy stuff right out of his blood!

I haven't been tested for compatibility yet, but I'm the first option for a kidney. If I'm not a match he will go on the list. He may also need a liver. His kidney disease caused hepatic fibrosis and can impair function. He has an appt on 4-8 to see the liver specialist. *cross fingers*

I want to thank you all again and again and again for your good wishes, your warm thoughts and most especially your prayers. It makes a difference every day. Thank you :)

How do you get tested?

Llamafighter
03-27-2009, 01:01 PM
How do you get tested?

That's a good question.
and let us know how things go with the liver specialist.

dawner1969
03-27-2009, 01:48 PM
How do you get tested?


You know, I'm not really sure. I know they have transplant regions for listing. In our area the agency we deal with is Midamerica Transplant Services. I would imagine you could contact your local agency and they could tell you.

Miss Foxy
03-27-2009, 01:51 PM
He's doing well with his dialysis, and the big change in his diet. So many things he can't have. He's restricted to 600 ml of fluid a day, as wel as low sodium/phosphorous/potassium. No junk food!!!! (well, when he's actually IN dialysis he can have junky stuff)

Right now he is staying with his dad most of the time as I can't get him to the hospital during the day because of my job. Dad works nights so it works out.

And tomorrow (3-27-09) is Matt's 8th birthday :) I took the day off and will hang out with him at the hospital. We are going to have chinese since he will be on dialysis and they'll filter all that oogy stuff right out of his blood!

I haven't been tested for compatibility yet, but I'm the first option for a kidney. If I'm not a match he will go on the list. He may also need a liver. His kidney disease caused hepatic fibrosis and can impair function. He has an appt on 4-8 to see the liver specialist. *cross fingers*

I want to thank you all again and again and again for your good wishes, your warm thoughts and most especially your prayers. It makes a difference every day. Thank you :)

Happy 8th Birthday Matt!!!! Hope you enjoy your chinese food and your story of bravery is truly inspiring.. xoxo :)

mikthehick
03-27-2009, 01:53 PM
Hey Dawn, that certainly is really encouraging news :D I'm really proud of you and your family and Matty for the inspiration you have shown us. I'm going to share this story with my family--the stories of survival from regular Americans from here and overseas really does help me see the big picture of life.

Happy Bday to Matty too (8 is my fave number :w00t: ) and I'll continue to keep you guys in my prayers.

Love yall:cool:

Llamafighter
03-27-2009, 02:02 PM
I totally forgot to say...

Happy 8th Birthday Matty!

Bonnie
03-27-2009, 05:16 PM
HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY MATTY!!!!

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