Monday, July 27, 2015

Organ Donor/Recipient Surgery and other stuff...

It boggles my mind to think that my sister had a kidney removed on Thursday morning and was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon!

My brother, the recipient of the kidney, received the transplant on Thursday afternoon and was released from the hospital on Saturday!

Seriously? One day and two days on an organ transplant!

They are both doing pretty well although I think they are a little surprised at how much one uses those core muscles for every movement we make. They seem to be dealing with the pain and discomfort well, but then again -- they really don't have much choice at this point. Since I was in Chicago for the Saturday fights, I was able to visit my sister in her hotel room yesterday and visit my young nephew in a hospital across the city, as well.

I was up early to pick up my brother in the suburbs for a morning appointment for some lab work before I start home. I originally planned on going home Sunday but was delayed because my daughter in law needed somebody to go to a baseball game with her and Aaron was working. So I postponed my hospital visit until after the game and then met up with the kids for a late dinner.

I don't want to mislead anyone into thinking I was splurging on the finer dining establishments of Chicago while I was here. I was eating the best working class food around.
The Riot sandwich from the Haymarket is an Italian sausage patty topped with cheese, pulled pork and some pretty tasty seasonings.

The Hogunitas from Lagunita's is ham, pulled pork, bacon and cheese on a hoagie. I also had the Italian sausage on a hoagie roll and there was also the ballpark hotdog. All I can say is, "It's probably a good thing that I don't live up here!"

I'm waiting on Aaron to finish brewing my morning coffee from Bow Truss and then I'll be on my way.
It's going to be a beautiful day for a long drive! I'll make a brief stop in Bolingbrook and then it's on to home!

I do want to say thanks to everybody that has been praying for my family. It seems that everybody is doing well and on the road to recovery!

Have a grand week and be well,

John <><


Mike said...

" daughter in law needed somebody to go to a baseball game with her..."

So you suffered and sacrificed and said, 'I guess I can go if I HAVE to'.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm so glad they're both doing fine and are home now.

Big Sky Heidi said...

I'm so glad it went well.

Kevin Gilmore said...

I'm glad it's all worked out so well for everyone. Medical science is just so amazing to me.