I don’t miss dialysis one bit. It was hard, uncomfortable, inconvenient and sometimes unbearable. But it kept me alive. And I learned so much from this unique experience of having to do it over the past five months. God used this unpleasant time to teach me things I would have never learned otherwise. And so … Continue reading Lessons from Dialysis: Fill, Dwell, Drain … repeat
First, I want to say: I’m home! After a very successful transplant surgery and post-op recovery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, I was finally discharged on Thursday afternoon. And it’s so good to be home! Letty was discharged on Tuesday (just one day after surgery) and she is doing well, too. A little sore, … Continue reading Home … and the New Normal
“Come and listen, all you fear God, and I will tell you what he has done for me.” Psalm 66:14 This is Doug writing from Loma Linda University Medical Center. Praise Jesus! I’m doing well. I am feeling great. And Letty’s kidney is working wonderfully! I feel like a new man. Because of Jesus I … Continue reading Made Alive … Again!
Dad is out of a successful operation and they have him in the recovery room as they wait for him to wake up and his room to become available. We plan to visit him as soon as they let us. We’re with Mom right now (she’s got a room now!) as she gets some rest … Continue reading Live Update #6
Just visited Mom post-surgery, she’s a little sore and groggy but doctors say all her vitals are looking good! Though, we only had a little bit of time with her as we’re currently waiting for a room. Once she is moved into her room we can spend as much time as we want with her. … Continue reading Live Update #5
Mom’s surgery seems to have gone well: The doctors have told us she is doing fine and they are about to take out the kidney (they’re sending us updates through texts!) Simultaneously, they have taken Dad into surgery and he is in high spirits. The operation should be a few hours. Please continue to pray, … Continue reading Live Update #3
Hey all, Jon here. Dad asked me to send updates when something happens. Right now dad is sitting in bed waiting until 9 and then they’ll take him into surgery. Prayer Request: Doctor says that his potassium levels are a little high, but it looks as though they’re still going through with the operation.
Hi everyone! We’re here at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Its 4:43am and we’re waiting for check in. After that they’ll be checking my potassium level and if all goes well, Letty will be prepped for her surgery in the morning. Dr. Baldwin will be doing the procedure of removing Letty’s left kidney. It should … Continue reading Live Update #1
Growing up in the 1960’s, I remember watching all of the NASA Space Flights. The most exciting part of the space flight was the lift-off, and what added to the anticipation was the countdown. “10 – 9 – 8 -7 – 6 – 5- 4 – 3 -2 -1! We have lift off!” On my … Continue reading Countdown!
One of my favorite passages in Scripture is Mark 2 where Jesus forgives and heals a paralyzed man. What I love about this story is that the man was brought to Jesus by four of his friends. They carried him to the house where Jesus was and saw they couldn't get in because of the … Continue reading Friends, Prayer and Jesus