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My Story

Welcome! My name is Andy Tevepaugh, I am a 28 years old in stage five Kidney Failure  I am also newly engaged to my wonderful fiancee, Brittany. 



May 2,  2012- I went to Baptist Hospital with an infection of the eye. While in the ER they did blood work to see if the infection was in the blood stream. Then we were informed that my creatinine  and BUN numbers were sky high and sent red flags up. The Renal doctor on call ordered an ultrasound of my kidneys.That is when we were informed that both kidneys were smaller than average. I was admitted to the hospital with the infection of the eye and put on antibiotics.

May 3,  2012- We met with the Renal doctor and learned how drastic my life style was changing. I was diagnosed with Stage Five Kidney Failure Disease.

May 4,  2012 -We met with a Dialysis Nurse and  doctor  to discuss dialysis treatments and made a game plan. 

May 6,  2012 I was discharged from the hospital. 

Now I am waiting to start my dialysis treatments and be put on the transplant list.

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Nancy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry, "Updates about Andy".

It's been a while since we posted anything about Andy. February 20 was a big day for Andy. He had the stent removed from his urinary tract, the PD port removed and a ... Read more

Nancy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry, "Updates about Andy".

It's been a while since we posted anything about Andy. February 20 was a big day for Andy. He had the stent removed from his urinary tract, the PD port removed and a ... Read more

Nancy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry, "Update by Nancy".

Andy and Allyson reported to MUSC in Charleston Tuesday for pre-op tests. They reported to MUSC at 5:30 Wednesday morning. Allyson's surgery began around 7:30. At 10:30 we ... Read more

Andy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry.

So today is one week from surgery. I'm not going to lie I'm very nervous about this and so is my donor Allyson. I think I'll feel a lot better about it once I get down to ... Read more

Andy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry.

So as you know we have a match and now we have a date for surgery and a time as well. My transplant will take place on January 9th at 5:30 in the morning. We also learned ... Read more

Andy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry, "D-Day".

So today was the day that we are suppose to know whether or not a friend would be able to be my living donor. Well we got the news and Allyson is going to donate to me. ... Read more

Sharon Millwood signed Andy's Guestbook.

So glad to hear this great news, Andy! You are in my prayers, and may God be with you and bless you as you move forward. Read more

Andy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry.

So we got some amazing news on Tuesday. I went down to MUSC to have all my lab work up and to talk to all the doctors who will have a part in my transplant. Everyone is ... Read more

Andy Tevepaugh posted a new journal entry.

So we got amazing news today one of my possible donors is going to get her testing done on November 11-12...it is a two day test because they have to do so much . So it ... Read more

Katy Tevepaugh signed Andy's Guestbook.

Just wanted to let you know how proud I am of you and that I love you very much sooo!! Read more

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