Tuesday, July 14, 2009

is your mom pregnant?

currently my mom has 3 kidneys... a good one, a bad one, and an ugly one. when she went into kidney failure a few years ago, by the grace of god, she was blessed with a live & healthy kidney. at the time of the kidney replacement (or rather addition), doctors decided not to remove the non-functioning kidneys for fear of increased chances of complications and infection. at an early age my mother was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease. PKD is a genetic disorder characterized by the growth of numerous cysts in the kidneys. Unfortunately, the cysts in my mother's old kidneys have continued to grow until the point that here kidneys have gone from the standard 115 grams to a mind blowing 25 pounds. of course, as you can imagine... carrying around two 20+ pound kidneys is like carrying around sextuplets (6 damn babies)... her ribs have been stretched until breaking point & all of the lining of her abdomen which keeps her intestines and other organs in tact has completely ripped. tomorrow one of those kidneys will be removed and my mothers abdominal wall will be repaired. she's happy to know that she'll only be carrying around triplets after the surgery. lol. anyways, i'm asking everyone out there to pray for a successful surgery and speedy recovery. i'm so on edge now because i know this is a major surgery and i just want others to aid me in praying for her. thanks.

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