20 October 2011

Congrats! It's a kidney!

Charleston, S.C.
Quick photo for you this evening of one of the grandest houses on the peninsula, and then I am off to my bed. It's been a long but exciting day. A long time ago one of my gentlemen volunteers confided that he was waiting and hoping for a kidney transplant but would be dropped off the list if he didn't have a local support person. I couldn't let that happen! We rallied a little gang of support peeps and after waiting for three years he called me bright and early this morning and our network kicked into action.

All went well. After a long day of tests and cross matching, he went into surgery this afternoon. Everyone has assumed I am his wife and I didn't correct them. I've been text messaging his daughter in Washington all day long with progress reports. I just asked to sneak into the recovery room to see him and now I think we can all get some sleep.

All good news so far. How exciting! Thank you, thank you to the medical magicians at MUSC for their caring and skill today.