Friday, May 31, 2013

Transplant timeline

Wednesday, April 10, 2013- Children's Hospital's transplant committee approved Parker to begin donor testing.

Friday, April 19, 2013- Patty received the phone call from Tulane Hospital for her first appointment to be scheduled.

Friday, April 26, 2013- Patty received transplant packet in the mail.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013- Patty had her first GFR test done to determine her kidney function.

Friday, May 3, 2013- Patty found out that her GFR test didn't get results and that she would have to redo the test.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013- Patty's blood work was drawn to do the cross match.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013- Parker's blood work was drawn to do the cross match. The cross match was sent off for testing. Parker met with Dr. Viascari for the second time.

Thursday, May 9, 2013- Patty went to Tulane for her second GFR test.

Tuesday, May 14, 2014- The cross match came back negative.

Thursday, May 16, 2013- The kidney function test came back great.

Thursday, May 23, 2013- Patty had chest x-ray, EKG, and CT scan done. She also met with the nephrologists, social worker, psychologists, and surgeons.

Friday, May 31, 2013- The transplant committee at Tulane University Hospital approved Patty to be Parker's donor!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013- the transplant committee at Children's Hospital will meet to approve everything. Once this happens, they will book the operating rooms and surgeons.

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It's official, We have a donor!

For the past few weeks, a very generous woman has been going through all of the testing to be Parker's donor. I struggled with posting the details throughout the process, because, to be honest, I got pretty freaked out. We have worked so hard to get to this point. It has literally been our main focus for two years now, but when the time came to start the process, I got scared shitless.

Today, however, I felt a huge sigh of relief. I know it will be hard. I know it will be scary. But, I know we will get through this. My baby will have a second chance at life. One where there is no tube coming from his belly! One where machines aren't keeping him alive. One where he can take an actual bath, instead of being wiped down with a soapy towel. All because of a very special woman.

Patty Martin, what you are giving us is indescribable, and I will never be able to thank you enough. You have just gained another family, whether you know it or not. It takes a very selfless person to do what you are doing.

There will be many more cry sessions like today, I promise!

Bye bye tubes!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

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