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Update on my Wife


Thursday, August 15, 2013

Many of you have asked how my wife is doing. (She has Amyloidosis and suffers from kidney failure and extremely low blood pressures). Although we try to remain positive, things aren't looking so good. She was removed from the kidney transplant list because the head doctor doesn't think a new kidney would survive after the surgery because of her low blood pressure (41 over 27 a few days ago). This is a shame because her brother proved to be a match for her - he also passed all of the rigorous testing. The other frustrating thing is that her kidney failure is what caused the low blood pressure. A new kidney could raise it again if it would survive long enough. Without a new kidney, things are looking very bleak as the doctors have tried what few things they can to raise the pressure. We also looked into acupuncture (which supposedly can help correct low or high blood pressures), but the clinic decided against it since her pressures were so low - they didn't want to take a chance that the acupuncture might lower it even more.

Her home dialysis is also not proving to be very effective, and she cannot go on hemodialysis (the type they do at the centers), because it does not remove the fluids sufficiently and results in even lower blood pressures. In an attempt to help make the dialysis more effective, they have now put my wife on a regime where she goes through dialysis 12 hours of every day - not much of a life.

As I said, we are trying to remain positive, but the truth is that she is going downhill very rapidly. I appreciate all the thoughts and prayers from everyone.

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BITFLIPPER 10/8/2013 7:39PM

    I hope you've had better news and experiences lately, better than August.

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_RAEVEN_ 9/30/2013 8:06PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. I'll keep you both in my thoughts and send loving energies her way. (((hugs)))

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MARYJEANSL 9/13/2013 11:57PM

  I will pray for you both. It is a difficult cross for you both to bear.

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IMEMINE1 9/6/2013 5:23AM

    emoticon I hadn't realized things were so sad for you and your wife. I hope all is well.My prayers are with you.

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HEALTHYBARB1 8/30/2013 8:16PM

    Hi Bill...
Just stopped by again to let you know that I continue to pray for you and for your dear wife. What a difficult road you are walking. Praying for peace and that you would see the Lord's provision for both of your deepest needs even amidst the doctors diagnosis and 12 hour dialysis days.

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STR458 8/28/2013 10:03AM

    I hope you find stillness in your mind at this time

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HEALTHYBARB1 8/23/2013 10:08AM

    Bill...
Praying for you and your wife as you walk this difficult path that the Lord would give you wisdom, courage, strength and peace. Know that I will continue to pray daily for you both.
Barb

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GAILSMAILS 8/22/2013 10:37PM

    Bill,
I admire you for sharing this difficult time with cyber friends. You are a strong man and it is true that miracles happen everyday. I will remember you and your family in prayer. God bless you.
Gail

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LINDA! 8/22/2013 12:45PM

    I am so sorry for your dear wife and your family.

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BBONET 8/22/2013 11:18AM

    Bill: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your wife!! Continue to stay positive and enjoy each day you have with her. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon m

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FLORIDASUN 8/22/2013 8:52AM

    I'm sending you white light of protection and lots of love! My heart aches for yours...but miracles happen EACH and EVERY day...stay strong my new friend! I'm praying for you and yours! emoticon

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DAWN14163 8/21/2013 2:17PM

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers Bill, hoping better days are just around the corner x

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JAZZEJR 8/21/2013 8:29AM

    Oh Bill, I am so sorry to hear the head doctor is being so negative. Please try to stay positive that all the things you are doing may help to restore your wife's blood pressure to the normal level. My prayers are for a good outcome for her and for you to be sustained. Much love.

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FITKAT62 8/19/2013 1:53PM

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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 8/19/2013 9:28AM

    Wilson, I'm so sorry your wife is not doing well, I'm sure it is frustrating and discouraging for both of you and difficult for you to watch her go downhill knowing there are other possibilities but having to rely on the Drs. to open the doors for those. My family and I will pray for you and I'll ask our church to pray to if that's okay with you. I know with God all things are possible. I'm going to pray they will allow her to have the transplant from her brother. It doesn't make sense to me since the low BP came after the kidneys started failing. Hang in there. You are such a caring wonderful husband I'm sure that gives great comfort and strength to your wife. You have lots of Spark friends, supporting you, praying for you and standing with you.

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LADYRH 8/19/2013 6:26AM

    You and your wife and family are In my prayers. emoticon

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IMIN2GENES 8/17/2013 7:06PM

    I'm still keeping you and your wife in my prayers. Lots of love and hugs to you both!
Chris
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BIBS4664 8/17/2013 11:56AM

    You and your dear wife are in my prayers.It is a gift that you are able to walk beside her through this challenge. Blessings.

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SUGARBABY60 8/17/2013 11:39AM

    You both are thought of today. Good thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. emoticon

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BEVIEANN 8/16/2013 6:22PM

    Am so sorry bill to hear about your wife's condition getting worse... have been thinking of you wondering how you were doing... I will pray for her... May you have the strength to continue to be a helpmate for her... is a hard thing for you to go through... May God be your strength and portion through this very hard time...

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KALISWALKER 8/16/2013 1:48PM

    Bill I continue to pray for you and your wife. Love and hugs to you both.

Lynn

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JUSTME29 8/16/2013 10:06AM

    I'm so sorry to hear that. You will bot be in my prayers.

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TEEJAY51 8/16/2013 9:07AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. You and your wife are in my prayers. emoticon

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PPELTON 8/16/2013 8:00AM

    Positive thoughts will keep you strong .Cherish each day as though it was a gift! Your strength comes from the love you have for your wife and that strength will keep you going each and everyday. Hugs my friend you are in my prayers . Paula

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FELICIASMILES 8/16/2013 12:38AM

    I'll continue to keep you and your family in my prayers. May go be with you all as you face this illness.

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TAMWIL2 8/15/2013 10:35PM

    So sorry to hear about your wife. My prayers are with you both.

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XXBAYLEAFXX 8/15/2013 10:27PM

    I am sorry they still haven't found anything to help her yet. You are doing the best you can and you're giving it as much fight as you can. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there and keep fighting!

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REBECCATKD 8/15/2013 10:24PM

    May God watch over both of you and give you strength.
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NWFL59 8/15/2013 9:53PM

    Best wishes and thoughts for you and your wife emoticon

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DOGMOMMA2THREE 8/15/2013 8:12PM

    Keeping both you and your wife in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

Susan

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MTNGRL 8/15/2013 5:40PM

    Bill, your wife and you are in my prayers. I am praying for a positive solution to this and strength to carry her through until it is found. Bless her brother for being willing to donate. May God hold His healing hand over her and bring a positive light into her day.

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WONDERGALE 8/15/2013 4:13PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. You guys are in my prayers.

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ANDYINBC 8/15/2013 2:33PM

    Bill, so sorry to hear about your DW. I will definitely keep you and her in my thoughts and prayers and hope that you find some great news moving forward. Wish I could do something to help!

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WANDA68 8/15/2013 2:30PM

    sending you a hug and my thoughts are with you during this trying time!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 8/15/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon I will continue to pray for your wife and you. I hope this is just a temporary set back.

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PINKYYSUEE 8/15/2013 1:32PM

    So sorry, will be praying...

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GINGER_BEAR 8/15/2013 11:25AM

    emoticon I will keep you both in my prayers.

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SKATER787 8/15/2013 10:24AM

    I'm sorry to hear that. I'll pray for your wife and you. Hang in there.
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EJOY-EVELYN 8/15/2013 10:07AM

    So sorry to hear about this hopefully temporary set back. May your family have the strength to get through this difficult time and may the healing (both physical and emotional) prevail. You're such a great role model of living the good life and living it well. Hug, hug, my dear Sparkfriend! -- Evelyn

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