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Lori Dowdy's Liver Transplant

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Raised by 26 people in 21 months
As many of you know my mom was diagnosed with liver disease about two years ago. This was a shock to me and my family because if you know my mom, you know that she has never had a drink in her life. Last year she began to show signs and was in and out of the hospital, and very symptomatic. The doctors then told us that she was going to need a liver transplant to prolong her life. This was scary to watch and I felt so helpless knowing that I couldn't help her get better. As soon as the doctors said that a living donor was an option for her, I knew that was God speaking to me and telling me that I was going to be able to help her get better after all. I have completed almost all of my testing and I am a perfect match for her. I have two more days of testing on July 20th and 21st at Henery Ford Hospital. I will have a biopsy of my liver and the results will be the deciding factor if we can go through with the transplant or not. Even though I am willing and have/ am being tested she can still get a call any day saying that they have a liver from a cadaver and it's a match! Our family doesn't like to ask for anything, but during this time we are asking you to show your support in any way that you can. The surgery, appointments, and tests along with all her medications are adding up. Please no pressure to donate but if you feel God laying it on your heart we would appreciate it more than you can imagine. We also ask that you keep my mom in your prayers as she continues to battle this disease. God Bless you all!
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For those of you that don't know my mom received a call from Henry Ford Hospital early Saturday morning and they told her that they have a liver for her. Her surgery was later that day at 4pm and she was in surgery for about 8 hours. She has spent the last 3 days in the ICU recovering. Yesterday they helped her out of bed and into a chair. She did great although it was very painful. They also did an X-ray on her and found some fluid in her right lung and in her stomach. This isn't super uncommon after a liver transplant however they are taking the steps needed to ensure she okay. This afternoon they moved her out of the ICU and to the transplant recovery floor where she will be spending the rest of her time. She will be in the hospital for a total of 14 days and then after she is discharged she will have to come back to Henry Ford 3 times a week. She is a fighter and has been doing good however she isn't out of the woods yet. She could reject her new liver at any minute. So please continue praying for her. With that being said I want to thank you all for all your love and support during this entire process. My family and I are extremely humbled and blessed by you all!! We will do our best to continue to update you all on her progress. Thank you and God Bless you all!! ❤️
Mommy and Her surgeon ❤️
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For those of you that don't know my mom received a call from Henry Ford Hospital early Saturday morning and they told her that they have a liver for her. Her surgery was later that day at 4pm and was in surgery for about 8 hours. She has spent the last 3 days in the ICU recovering. Yesterday they helped her out of bed and into a chair. She did great although it was very painful. They also did and X-ray on her and found some fluid in her right lung and in her stomach. This isn't super uncommon after a liver transplant however they are taking the steps needed to ensure she okay. This afternoon they moved her out of the ICU and to the transplant recovery floor where she will be spending the rest of her time. She will be in the hospital for a total of 14 days and then after she is discharged she will have to come back to Henry Ford 3 times a week. She is a fighter and has been doing good however she isn't out of the woods yet. She could reject her new liver at any minute. So please continue praying for her. With that being said I want to thank you al for all your love and support during this entire process. My family and I are extremely humbled and blessed by you all!! We will do our best to continue to update you all on her progress. Thank you and God bless!!

Mom and her surgeon ❤️
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