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#1378533 - 04/21/10 07:54 PM Prayers for SIL please
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My sil (husbands sister) in Pittsburgh is in need of a kidney transplant and going through the process right now to prepare. Her husband is a match but a few health issues have been identified during his physical checkups, such as a totally blocked artery to the heart even though the heart is working very well. They think his body created it's own bypass. Don't know in the long run if he will be able to donate a kidney and then she will go on the list. We have become close over the last 40+ years and I am asking for your prayers for Terry and Jim as they go through all this. What I want is for Jim to be cleared for donating but it will be what it will be, just don't want to lose Terry.

Thanks in advance.
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#1378544 - 04/21/10 07:59 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please corkygirl
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She will need to be listed, even if he is a match.

That is the way it works. Pale is a kidney transplant guru inasmuch as I am a liver guru, I hope he checks in here to comment.

Do you remember when my brother was tested and then rejected as a donor for the bear? We were crushed, but then life had a way if righting itself. I pray for your sister in law and pray that she gets the perfect kidney for her, no matter the donor.

Love and hugs my friend!
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#1378546 - 04/21/10 08:00 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please corkygirl
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Prayers for your SIL! I hope she finds a match!

(I have a SIL who's on the kidney transplant list, too.)

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#1378571 - 04/21/10 08:20 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Ops
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Hope things go well for them Croky!

I'm curious though, with all the surgeries and stuff we do these days, do doctors ever un-block arteries? Can't they just reroute blood during the surgery whiel they open it up and pull otu the yucky stuff, the close it up again? Sounds liek your brother is a really lucky guy to have that and seem to be fine.
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#1378675 - 04/21/10 08:56 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Dip
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Hopefully your BIL can have by-pass surgery if needed and then donate. My uncle had lung cancer at age 83, but they discovered he had a blockage before they could remove a lung. He had by-pass surgery and then 6 weeks later had his lung removed.

Prayers for your SIL, BIL and the entire family.
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#1378736 - 04/21/10 09:33 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Skittles
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Prayers for all involved, Corky.

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#1378845 - 04/22/10 10:57 AM Re: Prayers for SIL please hmdagal
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Prayers headed your way, Cork.
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#1378891 - 04/22/10 12:33 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Tigg
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Prayers from PA Corky. May it all work out in His design.
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#1379103 - 04/22/10 02:40 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Snow Bunny
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Your SIL is in my prayers Corky. I hope things work out where her husband can donate without any health risks to himself. Keep us posted!
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#1379108 - 04/22/10 02:45 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please corkygirl
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Originally Posted By: corkygirl
They think his body created it's own bypass. Don't know in the long run if he will be able to donate a kidney and then she will go on the list.
Thanks in advance.


Prayers for your family. My father had the same thing and the doctor told him that older people handle bypass surgery better because their body has adapted and in his case also, the body "bypassed" on its own. I don't know how old your husband is but my father was in his 70's when he had the surgery. When we went to see him in the recovery room he didn't even look like he had surgery - color was good, no swelling/puffiness. He was awake and alert. the doctor said they never needed to put him on the bypass machine. On the other hand, my brother had bypass at the age of 40 and I didn't think he was going to make it (he was gray, very swollen, still out. Luckily he did recover - it just took him a lot longer.

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#1379248 - 04/22/10 04:09 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please madukes
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Oh Corky, that's a lot for your family to bear. Will be praying for you....
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#1379381 - 04/22/10 05:11 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Quadspapa
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Corky, Praying for Terry, Jim and you and your husband.
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#1379647 - 04/22/10 07:01 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please waldensouth
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Praying that God will bless the doctors with wisdom, the family with grace and strength, and your SIL with peace, comfort, and healing.
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#1383689 - 04/29/10 05:23 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please East Texas
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Looks like everything is a go, at least on her husband's side. Her case is being presented today and hopefully no one will want any more tests so the surgery can be scheduled for anytime after mid May. Continued prayers would sure be welcomed. smile
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#1383819 - 04/29/10 07:00 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please corkygirl
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Originally Posted By: corkygirl
Continued prayers would sure be welcomed. smile


You got it!

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#1383827 - 04/29/10 07:06 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please hmdagal
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#1384081 - 04/30/10 12:11 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please QCL
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Continued prayers are a given!
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#1384271 - 04/30/10 03:26 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please TINKerBell
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So will your brother have to have surgery first? Wishing your family well, Corky!
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#1384275 - 04/30/10 03:29 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Dip
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And please call me, dear girl you have my cell, if you have any questions about the transplant or listing process.
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#1384582 - 04/30/10 07:25 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please QCL
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God bless your sister in law and her husband Corky. I pray this match is used and works. At our age it would be difficult to go on dialysis and on the waiting lists.

If they go on the lists, I suggest they get on as many as possible. Are they vets? Maybe get on the vets' hospital lists. San Antonio Texas is very good and does about as many kidney transplants as anywhere.
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#1385611 - 05/04/10 05:18 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Pale Rider
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Continued prayers from Illinois for SIL Terry and her hubby, the docs, and all who care about Terry!
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#1385925 - 05/04/10 09:37 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please BurntSienna
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All the tests for my sil's hubby are done and he is approved to donate a kidney. Right now it looks like it will happen on the 17th of May. Thanks for your prayers.
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#1386023 - 05/05/10 12:09 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please corkygirl
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Awesome Corky! Prayers will continue for a complicaton-free surgery and quick recovery for both of them!
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#1386567 - 05/05/10 09:14 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please TINKerBell
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That's great news Corky. We will be praying for Jim and Terry and that May 17th gets here in a hurry.
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#1387657 - 05/07/10 03:31 PM Re: Prayers for SIL please Quadspapa
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Hugs and prayers friend!!!
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