The Thomas Crew

The Thomas Crew

Friday, January 10, 2014

Update for Kidney Donation

It's been a busy week for Nina and Gavin. Nina had to have some more testing done this week. All the test were normal and we thought just maybe she was finally done. Almost Done,  looks like they now want one more test to make certain that she has the best kidney for Gavin. She will be having a kidney biopsy hopefully next week. After the biopsy is done we wait for those results and hopefully the final stamp of approval! Nina has been through so much these last few months. All for my Bulgarian Prince. She has such an amazing heart. I wish I could be there every time she goes through another painful, annoying test. It's going to be very difficult for me come transplant time to not be able to hold both of their hands as they are wheeled of into separate operating rooms. Unfortunately we found out their surgeries will be done in separate hospitals 20 minutes away from each other. Gavin also had a few appointments this week. We met with the surgeon that will be placing his hemodialysis catheter. We went over the risk and procedure. Seems pretty basic to me and Gavin has so many medical devices right now, one more tube won't make a difference :) He also had the last of his transplant labs done. He has had a port-A-cath device for about 4 months now that is wonderful. I just numb the skin prior to us leaving and by the time we get to the hospital his skin is numb and ready for them to use the device in his chest for lab work. He will be keeping that device long after transplant. As he will need lab work frequently for a long time.

1 comment:

  1. Gavin is getting a more grown up look about him, it's crazy to see. Maybe it's more understanding in his eyes. Love and sibling possessiveness (looking at him hug K in that pic). But still so much JOY! I love your new family pic. So happy everything is working out with Nina, ya'll make it sound so easy! :) love to you all!