So it has been a while and a lot has transpired; I apologize for being tardy with an update.
"Phase Two" at the University of PA Kidney never happened. While reviewing her initial evaluation, the "round table" decided Laura was not a transplant candidate (no particular reason ever given) and her follow on tests were cancelled. They are very proud of their 98% success rate and they keep it by not accepting borderline patients into their program.
After much soul searching (and visits with her doctors and getting the tests recommended as part of Phase Two) we decided a second opinion was warranted and we went to Lankenau Kidney in Wynnewood PA for it. They partner with Jefferson in Phila and came highly recommended.
Glad we did as her initial evaluation went very well and they "Provisionally" accepted her into the program. Thanksgiving was a special day for us as we had much to be thankful for.
Their "Phase two" was a visit to their surgical team (last Friday) for final blessing. That interview went very well and they only needed a CT scan of the new kidney placement site for blood supply evaluation. That is scheduled for Wednesday and Laura's vascular doctor had already said her arteries are in great shape so hopefully this is the last wicket before she is "listed."
Keep looking out for us,
More next week, Lou
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW