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kidney beans anyone?

i love pat, my brother.....

just found out this week he's in need of a kidney. yup. the docs say he'll need dialysis before too long....i'm not biologically linked, but if i were a match (i have the same blood type), i'd donate in a hot second.

he's so drained, so tired. it broke my heart to talk with him last night.....but, we still laughed and laughed and laughed, like we always do....the best medicine of all, yah? when we started talking about cadaver vs. living donors, he joked.....'i'm holding out for some plane crash....one full of olympic korean athletes!!!!'

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polly_sings
Sep. 24th, 2007 05:24 am (UTC)
boo. that sucks.

my boss's wife is a nephrologist here in sacramento. the good news is your brother can live a long time on dialysis. the bad news, well yeah, dialysis sucks. : (

(i was reading just this week that they have a new process which works better than the traditional dialysis - you spend one night a week getting dialysis while you sleep, and it works better than the 4 hours once a week variety)

fingers crossed for finding a donor though.

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