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This journey has been long and difficult - compounded by COVID-19 - but our family is so eternally grateful for the love and prayers that have been directed toward Bob in his quest for a new kidney. And, there are no words to thank the incredible donor whose selfless act of donation will restore a more normal life for Bob and get him off his dialysis machine - which takes up 11 or so hours nightly.
The surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10th at 7 am at Mayo Hospital. Bob needs to call at 6:00 the night before to confirm the time of surgery. He is only expected to be in the hospital 2 days. Interestingly, Bob's kidneys will not be removed. The transplanted kidney will be added in the front! (Just a little fun fact)
Bob’s estimated recovery time is about 6 weeks. Over these 6 weeks we will update you with his progress.
Thanks for accompanying us on this journey of ups and downs! You have been our Village, and we are so blessed to have all of you in our lives.