"The tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance." (1 Nephi 1:20)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

The kidney transplant was very successful. We are so grateful.  The kidney began functioning on the operation table.  Hayley did well in recovery until they started the anti rejection medication.  It made her blood pressure go up and she became nauseated.  She came home 2 days after the transplant but went back in a couple of days later because of the side effects of the medication.  She was given a transfusion that helped some.  (And more meds to help counter the necessary meds).

Her cousin Leslie, did well also.  She had a lot of nausea for several days after the operation.  She is a brave soul and a generous person.  We hope her blessings are a thousand fold for her gift.  We hope and pray that her life will not be lacking for the loss of a kidney.

Hayleys blood pressure continues to be extremely high.  Sometimes the old kidneys continue to send a message to the heart that they are insufficient and it keeps the blood pressure high.  If this is the case, the docs have to go in and remove the other 2 kidneys.  We are hoping this will not be necessary.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Successful Transplant

At 4 am this morning Hayley and her mom headed for Mayo clinic in Phoenix.  Hayley met her cousin Leslie Aaron Locke and spent a little time in the prep room together.  They then took the girls to their seperate operating rooms where one team of doctors removed the kidney from Leslie and took it down the hall to where another team of doctors put it in Hayley (they do not remove the damaged kidneys).  Immediately the kidney began to function.

While the girls are sore and recovering they are doing great.
Hayley has a new life with a bright future and Leslie will be blest for her gift of charity which is the greatest gift of all.

Thank you for all your prayers and fasting.  They were felt and accepted.