Friday, July 31, 2015

Dialysis Day 2

Just about finished with his second dialysis treatment and all is going well. They put the blood back in colder than what comes out to help lower blood pressure; thus the blankets. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Dialysis Day

So, they were going to do dialysis last night, but he had an allergic reaction to one of the many things they were pumping into his body through his IVs. They post-poned the dialysis to keep a closer eye on him last night, but now we're up and running with the dialysis. 

He's doing well. Sometimes patients feel sick or get headaches, etc. with their first dialysis treatment, but so far none of that for him. 

Keep up the prayers and thoughts - they're working! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Surgery #1

Surgery went well. We got here at 1:00pm to register, they took him back at 3:00pm, started surgery at 4:00pm, and finished up at about 10:00pm. 

The first kidney took about three hours to remove, but the next one didn't take as long. They didn't have to do a blood transfusion - yay! They decided not to fix the hernias because of the infection risk, but they did put in the port. 

Thank you everyone for checking in, visiting, and bringing goodies to the waiting room. You are all such a blessing to us! 

I'll continue to update you with more info as we get it. Keep checking! 

Pre-op picture. Just a few supporters. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sanford Surgery Update

The time has finally come! Although he still feels fine the doctors have given the green light to start surgery. The first of which is this coming Tuesday, the 28th, and is the first of two surgeries. This one is to remove his diseased kidneys, to fix two hernias caused by the giantness of said kidneys, and to put in a port for dialysis. This surgery will be approximately 4-6 hours and he'll likely stay in the hospital 3-5 days.

Post surgery Sanford will be on dialysis for 6 weeks while he recovers from the initial surgery. Dialysis is every other day for 4-5 hours each time. 

The second surgery is scheduled for September 8th and is the transplant surgery. He'll be receiving a wonderfully healthy kidney from his friend Bob.

Keep an eye on this blog for more updates. Thank you for your love and concern and feel free to contact Wendy or Lauren if you need us.