Monday, January 19, 2009

Boom, like that.

I've mentioned it before, but you might have forgotten - Mr Half Soled Boots suffers from chronic renal insufficiency, and in 2006 had a kidney transplant. My sister donated to him. My father-in-law has the same disease (Polycystic Kidney Disease) and had a transplant 20 or so years ago. Shortly after Mr HSB's transplant, his dad's graft failed. He has been on automated peritoneal dialysis since then, and six months ago was deemed healthy enough to be put on the transplant list in Ontario.

Today was my FIL's birthday. Just after we phoned to wish him many happy returns, he called us back: the hospital in London had paged him - they have a kidney for him. He goes in at 5.30 tomorrow morning (January 20) and, if the final tests all go well, he'll have a new kidney by tomorrow night.

If you have a minute to pray for him, wish him well, or cross whatever you usually cross, that would be great. I'd appreciate it.

I'll let you know what happens...and also Pssst.....consider becoming an organ donor.

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ETA: David waited 15 hours for an OR to open up, and went into surgery at 9.00 PM. The kidney was a 'perfect match'...all went well, and he is in recovery...

22 comments:

Christy said...

Praying! That is great news!

Helen said...

Great news but a bit nerve wracking too I guess. I'm praying for your family. I reckon you go into a time warp when you enter hospital, all that waiting around for test results etc seems to take forever.

knititch said...

that is so lovely. what a relief. for everyone. glad for you.

Alison said...

oh, wondrful news! I'll be thinking of you guys.

Stace' said...

praying indeed...

Dave Hingsburger said...

Lord, hear our prayer ...

Mary Lou said...

Thoughts and prayers winging their way.

Gena said...

I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts today. I hope everything goes perfectly.

Brenda said...

Your FIL will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Rona said...

Thats wonderdul! I will keep your FIL in my thoughts.

Sending him and you guys good thoughts.

kate said...

Great news, Shan.

Gwen said...

He's in our thoughts and prayers. What a great birthday gift!

caroline said...

sending all go-well and healing vibes to your FIL.

Annalea said...

Prayers in the name of Him who heals are on the way. What wonderful news!

Penny said...

Prayers for your FIL.

A friend of mine had a kidney and pancreas transplant (or at least a kidney+something) transplant and it made an amazing difference to her life. I signed up to the transplant list immediately.

Susie Hewer said...

Hope all goes well for your FIL. My MIL had renal failure and underwent dialysis for over 20 years. Thoughts and prayers for a seccessful outcome.

stitchin' girl said...

My fingers, toes, arms etc are crossed - also praying. Good Luck! By the by...I alread am an organ donor :o)

mel said...

Wow. That is some birthday present. Sending positive thoughts his way, and yours as well (I'm sure it's hard to be so far away with this happening). All the best.

Heatherly said...

kidneys= when tirzah getssick, her kidneys stop, prednisone could help get her back to ok in 2-3 weeks, BUT marshmallow extract has her back in 2-3 days....ask your Dr and try it out. it also stopsUTI and bladder infections

other than that i am praying!

karen said...

Sending prayers to your FIL and your whole family. Praying that the surgery goes smoothly and that the recovery is quick and everyone is home and in good shape in no time.

lizbon said...

ooh wow. good luck to FIL.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear everything went well Shannon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Alison