Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wow!

What a difference a weekend makes! Matthew now has three new potential donors. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! That was my shriek of delight incase you didn't recognize it. :) Three people to selflessly volunteer an organ for my son. Who does that?? The parents of course and yes, my mother the grandma. That's my child, that's her grandson...we would do anything! Heck, take both of my kidneys and hook ME up to a machine!
Just a brief introduction of our new saving graces and kidney heros. :) The first is my wonderful SIL, Kristen.

This is a picture of Matthew and his Aunt Kristen and cousin Leah (and cousin Kelsey...though we didn't know she was a she at the time) last August when Matthew came home for the first time. He was only home for the weekend and then back at the hospital...but still...good memories of being home. :) Kristen was helpful even before Matthew was born. Watching William on several occasions while I had to get a needle in me or a standard check up. I always thought my brother "picked good", but now I see how off I was in my rating system. He picked AWESOME! It's not every day someone offers your child a kidney, especially someone who has only been married into the family for 5 years! I think we can say hands down - Kristen wins for favorite Aunt!! :) And I can say, hands down that I can't thank her enough for volunteering.
I do not have pictures of our other two volunteers...which makes them a whole slew of special. :) Marie and Steve, my Aunt Ellen's friends, have emailed me to request donor packets. I have met Marie one time, 10 years ago at my cousin's briesmaids' luncheon. ONE time. I do not remember her husband, though I'm sure he was at the wedding too. These are two people that have never laid eyes on Matthew and they are willing to give him something they have never seen before - their kidneys. Holy crap! Seriously...that's all I can think. I always said I would be willing to donate to anyone who needed something I can spare, and of course when I die everything is up for grabs (well, everything besides my defective kidneys...). I wonder if I would actually be willing when time came. I did offer to donate for my friend's daughter when she was undergoing a liver transplant. I will offer again when this one wears out. But someone I never met...never thought about it. But seriously, I got emotional when my aunt told me. I freely admit to blubbering like an idiot. :)
So here we stand, back at three potential donors and HOPING, PRAYING it doesn't end up like our original three donors. Ian is still going to do his test and keep things moving on that front, in the event no one else is a match. But if someone is a match, we will scoop them up and send Ian to fire fighter school. And get a paycheck that might get us out of the red zone! :) Gonna need it for those immuno-suppression drugs. YIKES! We have a new plan for a new kidney with new potential donors. My heart is happy and my mind is at peace. I am moved and grateful. I am humbled and hopeful. AND - I have a plan thanks to Mama M's giveaway today: http://fivecrookedhalos.blogspot.com/2009/10/amazing-giveaway.html
I have an idea of what I'm giving the potential donor when they wake up from surgery. OK, the next morning when they are less likely to cuss me out because they want their pain meds. Just have to make some decisions. It's all about the decisions. Decisions from some awesome people that I can only say WOW about.

8 comments:

Stacey said...

That is amazing!!! I will be praying that it works out!! That is truly amazing...

Jamie H said...

Hoping and praying that one of these potential donors works for you! It's such a selfless act!

Randi Jo :) said...

YAY!!!! :)

SWPMom said...

Yay! I am so glad that this might work out for you. Keep me posted :-)

Brayden's Mom said...

I am so happy for you guys!

babyfordawn1983 said...

God truely is amazing. When all hope is lost, you find new found hope in places you never thoguth would come. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers all the way until the time comes when your little man is safe and sound. :) Good wishes and prayers coming you guys way!

jessicalflores1@aol.com said...

I am praying so hard for one of them to be a match and that your little one will have a new (to him anyway)kidney very soon! God (and his plan) amazes me more everyday!

Bellismom said...

That is so awesome! I will continue to pray for your guys.

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