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.