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dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 26, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8522735

I know this is off-topic, but for those who are so inclined, I would appreciate your prayers please. I have been called for a possible kidney transplant in Dallas. The catch is that I have a high-probability of what is called a positive crossmatch. That means that I may have antibodies that would react to the blood from the donor, which would destroy the kidney. Please pray for divine intervention, that I do not have antibodies against the donor blood and that the crossmatch is negative. Blood tests will be done tonight and I will know by tomorrow morning. If the tests clear me, I should get a new kidney sometime tomorrow afternboon. I'm cross-positing in Tomatoes and Vegetable Gardening since that is where I post most often.

David
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2011
8:09 PM

Post #8523040

David- you will have lots of prayers- you have hundreds of friends here at DG, and we won't let any bad news come in!
gardadore
Saylorsburg, PA
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2011
8:55 PM

Post #8523191

You are in our thoughts. We will all be rooting for you!
hrp50
Carrollton, TX
(Zone 8a)

April 27, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8523708

David
I have a vested interest in you getting well quickly; I haven't asked you all of my gardening questions yet (ha). Seriously, we all hope and pray that you have a quick and complete recovery and are back posting here soon. .
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 27, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8524188

Absolutely, wishing you best! Gods speed, a safe and quick recovery, and a long life of renewed health!

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 27, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8524420

Thanks for the prayers and positive thoughts. Unfortunately I didn't get the kidney.
mom2goldens
Carmel, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 27, 2011
4:09 PM

Post #8524785

So sorry to hear that you didn't get this kidney, but will continue prayers for another suitable donor for you.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2011
5:39 PM

Post #8524978

May a perfect match come soon for you.
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 27, 2011
6:09 PM

Post #8525053

David, I hope you get a match soon. The surgery usually takes about 3 hours, and when you wake up, the new organ should be functioning. Stay positive. There will be a match for you.
cocoa_lulu
Grand Saline, TX
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2011
7:11 AM

Post #8526019

I'm so sorry hear that. What a roller coaster of emotion that must be. Positive thought and prayer will continue!

Gymgirl

Gymgirl
SE Houston (Hobby), TX
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8526170

I'm praying, too!
LiseP
San Antonio, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8536845

Sending you positive ( the good for you kind of positive!) vibes, dreaves.
homer1958
Huntersville, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 12, 2011
1:22 PM

Post #8558283

Can relate! I had my kidney transplant in Feb. '09. Had to have Pheresis (like dialysis) for about 4-weeks after!


You will be fine! I will talk to the (MAN) for you...My oldest brother died to complications of the heart and kidney(he only had one due to surgery prior transplant) and my little brother(Casey), 6-days after my brother died 9-11-09, GET THIS got a perfect match kidney at U.A.B. I believe Joey (eldest) had a lot to do with that; if you know what I mean!

Please eat well and exercise as much as you can(I know that is hard when all you want to do is sleep). been there done that...

If you have any Questions please don't hesitate to d-mail me.

Good vibes your way!

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2011
9:20 AM

Post #8599235

Back at the hospital for another possible kidney. Have to get past the crossmatch test--a five hour wait before we will know anything. Hopeful, but I don't REALLY expect good news. Multiple trips and continued disappointment is difficult and frustrating.
1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 31, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8599400

Good luck! I can't even imagine the roller coaster of emotions. Just remember that eventually you will get a match, hopefully this will be the time. Please keep us posted. I'm not that far from Hutto, if you need anything don't hesitate to ask, just dmail me.
homer1958
Huntersville, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2011
11:06 AM

Post #8599418

GOOD VIBES YOUR WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2011
11:37 AM

Post #8599461

Prayers that today is the day!
mom2goldens
Carmel, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 31, 2011
2:11 PM

Post #8599701

Prayers being sent for a successful match.
Horseshoe
Efland, NC
(Zone 7a)

May 31, 2011
5:19 PM

Post #8600025

Thinking of you, David. Sending T and P's your way.
Hope it works out this time.
Hang in there!

Shoe

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2011
5:45 PM

Post #8600082

Thanks to all for the thoughts and prayers. Didn't work out today, but still hopeful that with time the right kidney will be mine.

1lisac
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8601344

Sorry to hear that. With time the right kidney will come.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

March 17, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9045828

I sure would like an update on this , David . I lurked , but never posted on this thread , so lost you . So glad to find this thread again . Continued prayers .

dreaves

dreaves
Hutto, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 17, 2012
8:48 AM

Post #9045996

Still waiting. My wife, my sister, and some friends from church all tested to see if they might match but all had a crossmatch reaction. Still on dialysis, do as well as can be expected.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

March 17, 2012
1:03 PM

Post #9046205

I'll be watching this thread for future reports . Still praying .
Thanks for the update .

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