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I got home from the hospital a while ago after spending most of the day there. My son, who attends the University of Minnesota, came over after class and spent a little time with the FM and I, and he and I ate at The Orchid, a Thai/Vietnamese restaurant a block or so away. The food was delicious, although both he an I asked for a 3 on the spicy scale (1-5); next time we'll both try a 2.
The FM is doing very well. They found a combination of medicines to avoid the nausea she usually feels after anaesthesia, and she is alert but very tired. She'll have to go through dialysis tomorrow and Friday, and she should be home by Sunday if all goes well.
So what's next? Her donor has completed his evaluation and all appears to be in order. She will have to recover from this surgery, perhaps 4-6 weeks, and the donor has a family vacation scheduled sometime in March. When he returns, we'll probably do the transplant immediately afterwards. I don't want to give any details about the donor, except that he and his family are exceptional people who have lived a life of service. It's impossible to tell you how impressive he and his wife have been even before they volunteered to do this. Keep them in your prayers, if you can.
Since I will be spending some time at the hospital over the next couple of days, posting will probably be a shade lighter than normal, but perhaps a bit heavier this weekend. We're on track and feeling optimistic, which is a direct result of all your prayers and kind thoughts.Sphere It View blog reactions
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