Laura is back on the cycler for the first time since early October.
It was a complete success with no alarms and a full night's sleep.
This is a huge deal.
She also met with the Lankenau Transplant folks yesterday and was put on the list for another year. We were briefed that our wait time for a compatible cadaver kidney is running about 5 more years.
Turns out there were 3 possible "swap" matches last year, but all 3 had "extra blood vessels" that made a transplant very risky for Laura.
She is blood type B (a rare type complicated by rare protein markers) if anyone might be interested in the donor program who is TYPE O or B (Rh + or -is ok as Rh factor is not used).
Contact Kristina Coiro, Transplant Coordinator at Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA at 484-476-8485 if you would like to be tested for compatibility with Laura Amadio or to save potentially several lives by entering the "swap" program. This is completely confidential and you will remain anonymous throughout the process unless you choose to let us know.
If you do contact Kristina, thank you.
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