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This "stuff" has happened over the past few days..So I will try and condense it here:

December 22nd @ 4am

Well, we got the call that we've been waiting for-for almost 4 years! We got a kidney offer for Holly this morning at 4 am.

We have decided to accept the offer-and we will put Holly on dialysis this morning as instructed by the staff at Mayo-then, go the hospital in anticipation of the kidney arriving. We should be at the hospital by 9:30am. Once the kidney arrives-the folks at Mayo will check it out thoroughly and if everything is good to go with both Holly and the kidney-the transplant should happen around noon.


We ask that you please pray for the donor, for Holly's upcoming surgery and a good outcome after surgery



 

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December 22nd 5:30am

We are on dialysis at home now...and will be done in about 2.5 hours.

We are all nervous...but know we have the best of the best to guide us through all of this. I ask again that those who pray-please pray for the donor and the donor family-as they gave the ultimate gift...the gift of life.
 
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December 22nd....9:17am

Thanks...we're off to the hospital now. We will update when we can
 

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December 22nd @ 12:45pm

It's a go...and a perfect match. We met with the surgeon briefly. Holly is in surgery now


December 22nd @ 3:04pm

Transplant is done and she's in recovery. The transplanted kidney has already made a bit of urine
. Thank you everyone for your prayers and positive thoughts
 

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December 23rd @ 4:50pm

Update part 1:

Here's the update for holiday after transplant still waiting for the kidney to output urine. But that's to be expected on kidneys that have been out of the body for awhile. They will probably do dialysis today to help her clear the toxins from her body. We will be moving out of the critical room to the regular care room. Doctor's rounds will happen here in a bit. As if on cue, Holly's long term nephrologist, Dr. Thomas came by and visited, too. We thanked him for his outstanding care...as we will now transition to the Kidney transplant team docs.

Merry Christmas everyone!

And part two:

Update for the afternoon. Holly is in dialysis now. They are not pulling off any fluid...just filtering the blood. Transplant surgeon came in and thinks everything looks good. Transplant follow up team and doc think everything looks great, too. Word is that we may be home for Christmas eve! We have 70 plus appointments so far...and dialysis starts (for the short term) on Monday evening.Cardiac team still has to visit today!
 
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December 24th @ 2:48pm (Christmas eve):

Hi all...we are home...sweet home! Lots of doctor appointments over the next few months...more than a hundred at the latest count


As we were leaving the hospital, we ran into a delivery person bringing Holly a beautiful bouquet...and a teddy bear...

Holly says
and Thank you to Charley!

 

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And this wonderful Christmas morning...we are off to Mayo for an IV and blood tests (routine stuff), then we will come home and celebrate the best Christmas present ever.

We ask...that if you pray, please pray for the donor and the donor family
 

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What a wonderful Christmas gift! Prayers sent for Holly and family, and donor and family.

Merry Christmas, Holly.....and everyone!
 

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What a wonderful Christmas gift for your family.

Will pray for the donor's family.

Merry Christmas to all.
 
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Prayers will be sent to your family and the the donor's.
Can't agree more it is a wonderful Christmas gift.

There is a very happy child in those pictures ..Good work parents, keep it up.
 

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Thanks for sharing your story, we are keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Hopefully stories like this will motivate more people to be organ donors.
 

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What a great Christmas for all you guys and the donor. Glad it all turned out so well. Prayers to all involved and yes we should all be organ donors. :thumbsup:
Merry Christmas
Boyd
 

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Amen. Wonderful news!
 
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Thoughts are with your family, Merry Xmas.
 
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