Originally Posted by nannymom
Past_VNE-What happened with the tub?
My FIL needs a kidney transplant and my husband is the match. I have so much swirling aroun din my head right now I'm not even sure what to say. i am just begining to process this.
I'm sorry I didn't see this last night! I started typing my reply before you posted, then walked away from the computer and didn't finish it for something like an hour. I just saw the replies to you and thought, 'what the heck?' and found your post!
I'm soooo glad that your DH is a match for his dad, but understand what a swirling mess of emotions that is. About five or so years ago, I was going to find out if I matched my grandmother and DH and I went through all those same thoughts. It turned out she wasn't a candidate for surgery, but in the mean time, we planned that I would donate to her. She started dialysis last year and it's going okay, but at 87, it's pretty darn hard on her.
to you guys....lots of them. There are other donor mamas here at MDC, I'm sure you can get some advice/support from them, should you need it!
We have been too busy working, and then tending to Jett, we haven't messed with the still-clogged tub. The water went down in several hours, so I was able to take a shower yesterday morning, then it went down in another several hours....so, Shanon can bathe now. LOL
We gave Jett advil last night to help him sleep. He was up and rearin' to go at 5 am, though. He usually gets up at 7-730. He tried to jump on the bed several times, and no pain response, though we told him to stop, obviously. He walked on the bed and was okay. Last night, before bed, he was standing on the couch and all was fine, then he was doing this thing where his weight was on his fully flexed toes and he was leaned forward with his arms resting on the couch arm. He certainly appears fine in those cases. But, it's 180 degrees different when he stands on the floor...not even walks. He just picks up his foot immediately and starts with the 'ow's.
The swelling is gone this morning and it's not hot. I still think we should go in, though. We'll give it a while, since he's happy and I'm hoping to hear from our ER buddy.
Any thoughts from you guys on visiting the local ER or seeing our doctor tomorrow, if she's available? I know SHE can't do anything, except send us for a specialist. But I feel like the specialist recommended by my crunchy family doc would be less likely to have his head up his ass than a random ER physician.
And while typing this.....he's fallen fast asleep on my lap.