This Wednesday Sara and I will travel down to UW Hospital for our final testing. It is incredible to me to think that just over two weeks ago I did not even know she existed and now we are going for FINAL testing! And we still have not met in person. Wednesday will be the day! We will have lots of time to get to know each other on our trip down to Madison. I am so looking forward to it! I know my plans sometimes don't always work the way I expect them to, but if everything checks out okay we are hoping to go to surgery by mid-July! Sara had her dialysis tube placed on Friday and will be starting hemodialysis. She will need to go 3 times a week. The original plan had been to do peritoneal dialysis, which would allow her to do the dialysis at night while she slept. But several snags in that plan -- along with the hope that this will be very short-term -- led her to make the decision to do hemodialysis. Hopefully it will be the shortest dialysis time in history!
Ironically enough, Lonnie will also be going to UW on Wednesday to get his blood drawn and see Dr. Fernandez. So far, so good with him so hopefully a good report will be coming out of that visit!
Tomorrow I am taking my kidney to Mt. Olympus Water and Theme Park in the Dells with Josh's 6th grade class. Looking forward to a fun day of sun and relaxing with friends! Hopefully this is the last time my kidney will visit Mt. Olympus :-)