I wanted to take this opportunity to give you an update on our recovery. It has been three weeks since I left the hospital from kidney transplant surgery. I’m happy to report that both Letty and I are recovering remarkably well, even better than we expected. Here are some of the highlights: - My new … Continue reading Recovering Well
As a recent recipient of a new kidney, I got to understand and experience the life-giving power of when someone gives you a part of them. Letty’s kidney has not only improved my physical health, it has literally improved everything in my life: my energy, my perspective, my ability to communicate, my discipline, my spiritual … Continue reading The Art of Giving Heart
One of the most intriguing passages in the Psalms is Psalm 126:6-7, which says: Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy. Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. I always scratched my head whenever I read that. What does … Continue reading Sowing Seeds in the Tears
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.