Waiting for the Kidney

Yesterday, we got the call that there was a kidney on the way. We are now sitting here up at OHSU doing all the preliminary check-offs.  Joshua will be posting here through my stay. So please check here for updates!





UPDATE: Everything is going smoothly so far. We checked into the hospital at 8am this morning, and Alysia has undergone a physical exam, chest X-ray, numerous blood samplings, and has essentially told her entire life story to each and every person to come into the room (by their request, of course). She has not yet been assigned a time for surgery, but we are hopeful that we will hear about it any minute now.

After a restless night, and having to fast all day, Alysia is currently napping in the hospital bed. We are still waiting to talk to the surgeons, as well as a few other specialists who will come to talk to us before she actually goes into surgery. I am confident that all the tests will come back okay, and that by the end of the day Alysia will have received the transplant she has been waiting for for so long.

This journey has been incredibly difficult for all of us. Personally, I am most looking forward to having my adventuring partner back. Alysia, on the other hand, mentioned yesterday that the thing she is most excited about is being able to take a hot bath.

Thank you all for your love and support. I will continue to update this page as more details become available.

Alysia Yamasaki