Sean’s Story

Site created on November 23, 2019

Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. 

Sean's story began when he was 14 months old and diagnosed with kidney disease. After many remissions and relapses, at 8 years old his kidneys began to fail and he had a transplant. His transplanted kidney has served him well for nearly 27 years. 

In July 2019, a tumor was discovered on his one and only kidney. It was found to be cancer and his kidney needs to be removed. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He will likely be on dialysis for 2-5 years before he can receive another transplant. 

This Caring Bridge journal will be updated regularly to keep our family and friends informed about his journey.

Newest Update

Journal entry by Cheryl Pierce

We made it home!

Sean's labs yesterday were improved, but he needed dialysis again and it was another really long day. It appears the problem was caused by a clot in his dialysis catheter which has been cleared with anticoagulant drugs. Labs this morning were good and we were cleared to come home. On Thursday he will have his first dialysis here in Reno and will get established into his new routine. 

Our updates here will continue, but perhaps weekly rather than daily.

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