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Andy’s 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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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 hernia repaired. I went to Charleston with him and were on our way home by 3:30PM. He is going to Charleston on a monthly basis now. Earlier this month his physical restrictions were lifted and he has been encouraged to exercise as his blood pressure is a little high.
Our lives have been busy preparing for Andy's marriage to Brittany. Their ceremony took place this past Saturday and everything went well. They are in Virginia staying at a bed & breakfast. They are sight seeing there and will go to Washington DC for a couple of days.