Saturday, April 26, 2008

David's Kidney Donation Update 3

Chinn Kidney Donation Update: Installment III

Thanks to all who have been praying today. The entire clan up here is so very appreciative. Praise God! David and Chris both made it through surgery smoothly. I spoke to one of the surgeon's afterwards and he told me the kidney looked healthy and strong, and in fact it started working immediately in Chris. So let's keep praying that continues!

David was in the recovery room for about 3 hours post-surgery, and was finally put in a regular room around 1:00pm. That's when I was able to see him for the first time. He was still groggy and in pain (of course), but he looked good and had his typical quick-witted humor going with the nurses assisting him. That and his sarcasm let me know he was coherent enough to understand what was happening. He also came out of the recovery room asking for a steak sandwich. That's my David! :)

Chris was finally put in a room around 3:00pm, and he looks good as well. He is in a room alone (David has a roommate) because Chris is at the highest risk of infection. So far, so good, though.

We really appreciate all of you and your thoughts and prayers. I really felt at peace the whole morning knowing so many people were keeping us lifted up in thoughts and prayers. Your love, e-mails, phone calls, and even surprise visits mean so much! (Yes, we had one surprise visitor--thanks Heather!)

I'll update again sometime tomorrow... keep praying for pain management, healing, and that the kidney keeps working in David.

Love you all,

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