Sean has PKD and has a donor!!! There are three lovely people that initally matched. However, a friend finished the testing and is a match.
The kidney removal was done on November 20th. Transplant is scheduled December 29th. What lovely holiday gifts and a great way to ring in the new year!
We continue to encourage organ donation. Please check the organ donation box on your driver's license. If you can afford to, contact your local hospital to find out about organ donation. This is the most selfless act I can think of and appreciate all those that got tested for Sean!
Both Sean's brother and a blogger friend got transplant dates within 3 weeks of Sean's! How exciting!!!
Well as the holiday season approaches, we remember all we have to be thankful for. It is unbelievable that it'll be almost 2 years since transplant! Life went right back to normal-errands, games, school, etc. I am personally glad for the extra set of hands fully able to help out now. The kids are busy & we must divide periodically to get it all done.
We will have our first full house for Thanksgiving since 2008. Of course transplant year we didn't do it & the following year we visited someone else. We are back to normal & all the crazy it brings. Haha. We are happy to be hosting it again with family, friends & even some new guests. ;-)
We wish you all a great holiday season. When things start to get crazy remember the little things life brings that makes the season important. Happy Holidays, The Hoefling Family
Well Dec. 29th was the one year mark! It seems like yesterday that he had the transplant. So happy to make the year and them some.
Our donor is finally working again. Yeah!
Life is trucking right along. Busy with bowling, chess, softball & the other joys of childrens' obligations. Life is always busy, but happily attending these functions. It is great to see the kids thriving.
Looking for colleges-who knew that would come so quickly? We have another year to nail that down, but a good plan helps (at least for the planner in me).
Thanks again to all those that gave us support, encouragement, & guidance during this time in our lives! Much to be thankful for & prayers daily to those who lifted us when we needed it.