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Old 10-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #16
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Here he is with a grumpy face and his hospital buddies... he wasn't very happy about anything at this point. This was probably the only time he went into the hospital feeling just fine only to wake up (a few days later due to sedation meds) and felt horrible. Plus he had a central line in his neck so his hands were restrained. The transplant was a blessing but it took a toll on his body for a few weeks.
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:45 PM   #17
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And here are his battle wounds as I like to call them. The smaller ones on either side of the steri strips are from his dialysis caths. The big one down the middle is from the transplant.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:44 PM   #18
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And here he is with his big brother Taeshawn

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Old 10-31-2012, 06:45 PM   #19
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So sorry that he had to go through so much.

You have 2 sharp looking boys!
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You have two very handsome little boys! Many ((((hugs)))) and prayers as you plan for your awesome voyage!
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:18 PM   #21
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Thank you! I think they are pretty cute too
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:59 AM   #22
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I just wanted to say my father had a kidney transplant and it's going on 18 years so hopefully you guys will have the same luck! good luck! Have fun on your trip/cruise!
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I just wanted to say my father had a kidney transplant and it's going on 18 years so hopefully you guys will have the same luck! good luck! Have fun on your trip/cruise!
Thank you so much! We are on year two and it's going great. Shawn-Brooklyn's was from a deceased donor so if we make it that long I would be so happy. At least next time around we will know what to expect and be able to catch it early enough so we can act quickly. I'm not a match for him but I am very interested in doing a daisy chain next time. That is where they will find a donor who is a match for your child and in exchange I would donate my kidney to another family. I'm so glad your dad is doing well and thank you for sharing. I love getting hope from other's stories!
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Your boys are just adorable!!! I hope he has the wish of his dreams!! sounds like he is a big disney fan already!! what about big brother?
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Love his smile!
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Your boys are just adorable!!! I hope he has the wish of his dreams!! sounds like he is a big disney fan already!! what about big brother?
Thank you! We are all very excited for his trip. I can't wait to see their faces!!! Shawn-Brooklyn is a big Mickey Mouse fan, he loves watching the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Big brother Taeshawn is a fan of Donald Duck and of course he is 7 so he loves phineas and ferb. His all time favorite has always been Cars which Shawn-Brooklyn loves now too. He is also really excited for Wreck it Ralph.
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Ahh thanks!
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Received our flight info...we will be leaving here at 6am on Jan 5th and staying overnight in the Hyatt hotel in the Orlando airport! That will be one early morning but we will have plenty of time to rest before heading to the port the next day. The boys think it is pretty cool that we are staying at the airport.
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From the trip reports I've read, the airport hotel is wonderful.

The picture in your signature is fantastic!
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:11 AM   #30
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From the trip reports I've read, the airport hotel is wonderful.

The picture in your signature is fantastic!
Thanks! It was one I took for his bday pics. The hotel sounds great. I looked up the website and it looks really nice.
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