Her kidneys had completely shut down and her body was ravaged with life-threatening bacteria. (Looking back, she was days away from death’s door.)
Luckily, we found the right doctor at our local hospital and put her on dialysis immediately.
But as any kidney patient knows…
This is where the hard work starts with the endless poking and prodding.
My wife spent the next 5 years on dialysis. Every night she would connect to her machine for 9 straight hours. That’s if she could sleep.
While dialysis keeps you alive, it doesn’t come without a cost. Almost every night her legs would “catch on fire” and to find relief she would pace around. Which would last for hours. On numerous occasions, she would fall asleep standing up and crash into the floor.
This went on for years.
The silver lining is…She received a new organ in the spring of 2023. And her life has gone from despair to feeling like a normal person again.
So I understand kidney issues intimately.
And this is why I’m so passionate about helping those in need. Because I know how much of an impact feeling just a tiny bit better can make on your everyday life.