In November of 2019 I was hospitalized for Urosepsis. I had BPH and was taking Flomax, until the medication stopped working. I was already septic, and was treated with blood transfusions and medication to manage my blood pressure. It was a very scary time. My sister was on a plane from Texas to LA the next day help care for me. My mom drove from Dallas to LA to be with me while I was receiving treatment at Providence Saint Josephs Hospital . I was discharged after 4 days in the ICU, a week total.
I was told I would have to have a TURP procedure, and the hope was once the procedure was completed my creatinine level would decrease. It’s supposed to be under 1, in the hospital it was 17. Doctors wanted to start renal dialysis, but waited to see if my numbers would improve. Today I was told my current creatinine level is 4.4 down from 4.9 in October. I will still have to have a kidney transplant, and am seeking donors at this time, a couple of my friends were told they were unable to donate due to preexisting conditions. If you or someone you know is willing to be a donor please click on this link: https://www.uclakidneydonor.org/
In July my aunt was hospitalized in Dallas when her a aortic aneurysm burst. I was there with her son, and stayed with her both in the hospital, and at home where she passed away peacefully less than 48 hours after being hospitalized. Less than two weeks later, my sister passed away due to lung cancer, and complications of pneumonia. Between November 2019, and August 2020 things went from bad to horrible.
My health goal is to find a kidney donor who is a match.
My life goal continued to be providing crisis counseling, to others in need. I’ve been to Houston following Hurricane Harvey, Vegas following the Route 91 mass shooting, Thousand Oaks following the Borderline Bar and Grill shooting. All in all, I have provided crisis counseling to thousands of people over the past decade. By helping me to find a suitable kidney donor I can continue to provide services to those who need it the most.
Please share my story far and wide and help me in my search, I’ll be forever grateful. Thanks so much in advance.