Saturday, June 09, 2007
Elijah Wyman Made it Home!
Here's the latest news on Elijah and his Kidney.
Jason Rozen (the donor) went home about noon today. He was feeling fine, and he's our hero.
Elijah's rashes have subsided. They occasionally pop up, but not nearly as bad as initially.
Usually a kidney transplant patient does not go home until after the fourth day. Elijah spent three nights in the hospital, and was doing well enough to come home this evening. We ordered Lemon Chicken Rice Soup from Cafe Kushko, and they delivered it shortly after he got home.
He has named his new kidney Otis - as in "O dis ain't mine."
Bev and I ran around disinfecting everything - the doorknobs, the floors, the counters, Elijah's cat (okay we didn't really disinfect the cat, but we thought about it.) We had to send Crash (Elijah's dog) off to be baby sat for a few days, because Crash fulfills his name, and runs and jumps on Elijah's belly when Elijah is laying down. Crash will stay with Rhonda's sister for some time.
Elijah is upstairs playing his guitar and singing at this moment, and although it usually is a bit of a disturbance when he taps his foot on the wood floor above my head, it is a very comforting sound right now.
So, if you were going to visit the hospital - don't. Elijah's not there anymore.
I am sorry I have not been able to respond personally to every one of you who have sent your support, and questions to us. I've had hundreds over the last few days. I do want to thank you from the bottom of my heart however. Your prayers, and your concerns, and your words of support have meant the world to us.
Diolch yn fawr iawn, a gwyn eich byd,