Abhi has found a kidney - his wife's! transplant 2.18.2020
We have a match, folks! Abhi's wife Anna proved to be a match! A very happy household here! Surgery is scheduled for February 2020.
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Abhi has had a kidney condition since he was young.
You might remember the kidney stone episodes of 2012, 2013, or 2017.
Those were all symptoms of his kidney dysfunction.
We knew an organ transplant was probably on the horizon.
That time is now.
His health is still strong overall. There are times of fatigue or his “blood feeling thick.” There is still a lot of Energizer in our Bunny. He just wants to be on “full bars” at all times. He is not on dialysis (yet). We are hoping to get a kidney donation soon, so that will not be needed.
"All I want for Christmas -- OK, 2020 -- is a NEW KIDNEY..." KU Med's Medical News Network read our minds! And as of January 16,2020, our wish came true! Abhi's wife Anna proved to be a match for Abhi! Surgery is scheduled in February!
Kansas City's ABC (KMBC Channel 9) did a story on Abhi's kidney donation need that aired Christmas Eve. One complete stranger - an angel in disguise - saw it and contacted us immediately. He is now being screened as a potential living organ donor for Abhi. TV news is a powerful medium indeed!
For real, we are doing OK! We live life to the fullest. There is no time for pity - just time for action and support. We appreciate your friendship and love! Obviously, we recognize undergoing an organ transplant is no small deal. We are thankful there are so many medical professionals who take on organ donation as their life's work. In the long run, we hope this medical issue will be a small blip in Abhi's long, full, enthusiastic, no-holds-barred lifeline and that of our family's.