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Needed: Prayers for My Grandson

Saturday, May 04, 2013

My oldest grandson just turned 5 years old. In January of this year, he began to have some swelling issues in his face and neck. My daughter took him to the doctor and they popped him right into the hospital. He was in the hospital until about 3 weeks ago. He was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease called FSGS. It involves scarring of the kidneys and they do not function properly. The doctors tried various methods of trying to prompt the kidneys to function as they should but it has not happened. He currently is receiving dialysis 3 times a week. Because his kidneys are still trying and failing, they have decided that his kidneys must come out. The surgery to remove his kidneys is scheduled for Wednesday, May 8th. My DS is undergoing testing to donate one of his kidneys to my grandson, his nephew. They anticipate this surgery taking place in July. My daughter, my grandson's mom, is currently pregnant - due in June - for her 4th boy. The other 2 boys are ages 3 and 18-months. Talk about a busy household! They are all doing well despite the crazy winter it has been. If you think of them this Wednesday, please pray! Thanks!

This is one of my favorite pictures of Taylor!

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SWANATOPIA 5/27/2013 4:43PM

    Taylor is a precious boy. Thank you for sharing his picture with us!

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_BACK2BASICS_ 5/7/2013 9:46PM

    Prayers, and lots of them, being sent your way! I know of someone who had their kidney removed when they were 4 months old. The one kidney they have is larger than average size kidneys. It grew to compensate for the additional work the body required. Now that person is more than 50 years old!

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SHANTODD420 5/5/2013 4:14PM

    Will definately think about him and your family.

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CHOCOHOLIC2276 5/5/2013 4:09PM

    I'll be praying.

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FATTOFIT56 5/5/2013 2:39PM

    I am sending up prayers for Taylor and for his family and your family.

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SAISHA100CJ 5/5/2013 12:18PM

    I am sending prayers for your grandson. What a cute little fella. I am so sorry to hear everything he has been going through. I hope a match is found soon so he can feel good again. {{{Hugs}}} emoticon emoticon

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SUCCESSN2015 5/5/2013 12:47AM


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ERIECANALGAL 5/5/2013 12:01AM

    Sorry to hear this! I will be praying for him.
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LINDA! 5/4/2013 11:32PM

    Sending prayers. emoticon

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KEEPITSIMPLE_ 5/4/2013 11:06PM

    What a beautiful child! My prayers are with you, your family, and medical staff, for all of your needs. I pray all goes smoothly, and he can enjoy life!

Hugs to you all!

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/4/2013 9:17PM

    What sad news, and seeing his picture makes it hit home even more. Prayers and loving thoughts coming your way!! emoticon

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GEORGIAGIRL26 5/4/2013 9:06PM

    Sorry to hear that your grandson is so sick.
Will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Your friend in Fitness, Holly emoticon

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LOPEYP 5/4/2013 8:36PM

    Wow that's tough. Praying for you both. He looks like a cutie! emoticon

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    Sending best thoughts and prayers for the family and physicians. I hope that SOON he is doing all the things that our Littles SHOULD be doing happily and healthily and this is just a distant memory!

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    So sorry to hear this. Praying for them and grandmom.

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NORWOODGIRL 5/4/2013 7:17PM

    What a cutie! It's easy to see why you love this picture - and him.

You are all definitely in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

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CM_GARDNER78 5/4/2013 7:14PM

    Wow!! I thought the surgery was going to be in June?! I will continue to pray for him - and for your whole family! I can't imagine what your daughter is going through...she's gotta be stressed to the gills! Praying, praying, praying!!!! (((((((((HUGS))))))))))

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MASTERCARE 5/4/2013 6:56PM

    Prayers and hugs Ruth!

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MOM-MOM8 5/4/2013 6:53PM

    emoticon Prayers are with you and your family for wisdom for the medical staff and speedy healing. God Bless all of you!

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MARYBETH4884 5/4/2013 6:05PM

    He has been and will remain in my prayers Ruth! Your whole family will be there in prayer! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KITT52 5/4/2013 5:21PM

    praying for you all, and that they find a match ffor him

take care


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EWL978 5/4/2013 4:50PM

    I'm praying for you and your family!!! Children should not be allowed to have such illness!! It is supposed to be time for love, fun and happiness and that's what I wish for him.

I'm confident that the kidney removal and transplant will be easy and he'll recover quickly and be well from there on in. I hope the same for your daughter and the new baby and those other little ones...what a lousy break!!

Keep in touch and PLEASE, I mean it when I ask that you continue to let me know how things are going.

From one grandma to another,


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