My husband, David, was officially diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, or FSGS and Chronic Renal (Kidney) Failure. FSGS is actually scaring of the glomeruli in the kidneys; your glomeruli are what filter a mass majority of what you eat and drink and keeps your nutrients and electrolytes in balance. Due to the fact that his kidneys are no longer working, well technically they are working at a total of 10% but that still isn't enough, he will be on dialysis until a transplant match is found. Dialysis is supposed to be a replacement therapy for this, but even going through your necessary dialysis treatments death is, and will always be, lurking right around the corner due to potential complications and infections. His (our) trials that he has experienced have not been easy, although, at this time have probably been considered short compared to other Renal Failure patients. With the growing doctors appointments, dietary changes, dialysis, testing that will be done for the transplant, high risk of infection and further sickness, overall weakness, inevitable visits to the ER for further complications; my doctor has strongly recommended that he will be out of work for 12 months due to that fact that he will simply extremely worn-out. Due to the aforementioned, the bills are still coming and, well, the ends aren't meeting nearly as well as they should; not even close. To top it off, once David is competed with all the necessary testing he can be listed on the transplant list. Once a match is found we will need to travel to Scripps Green Hospital in California to have the surgery. My family and I will need to stay in Californis for 6-8 weeks while he recovers. This means no income at all will be made during this time. I know and trust that the Lord will provide for us one way or another. If it becomes laid upon your heart to help out, please feel free to donate. Anything helps.
I can't even begin to thank you enough for merely reading and thinking about me and my family. We sincerly appreciate your thoughts, prayers, wishes and donations. Thank you.
Stole a lot of what it said here from Davids blog. Please feel free to follow if you please.http://www.haveaheartneedakidney.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html