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huffelpuff

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PostSubject: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 10:55 am

My apologies to everyone for not posting about this earlier but it's still a bit too fresh for me to be able to talk about what happened without getting really upset. To avoid having to type this all out again I'll just post a screenshot of my conversation with Ron. Thank you all for your understanding and the outpouring of support already has been a big help.




Again thank you all
Jim

PS.

It occurs to me that some of you may not know about my daughter. So brief background for you.

Katie is 17 now. She was born with only one kidney that never worked. She started dialysis when she was a week old. She received her first transplant when she was two. She rejected that kidney three years later. She went back on dialysis after that. She had her second transplant just over two years ago. Unfortunately about three months after the transplant she contracted the BK virus. 80% of the transplant patients who get the BK virus lose their transpłant.


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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 11:07 am

Jim thank you for the update. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers brother.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 12:47 pm

Jim thanks for the background and update. Many prayers for Katie and your family from my family.

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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 2:00 pm

Prayers for Katie and your family. She sounds like a strong young lady.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 4:32 pm

You are a very strong man Jim, and Katie is an amazing trooper with great strength. My best thoughts and positive energy to you all.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 5:16 pm

I can only imagine how rough that has been for you and Katie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family Jim.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 6:03 pm

My heart goes out to you and your family.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 7:25 pm

Learned of this event a little while back, and have continued to send my prayers to Katie, Jim, and his family in this time of need.

You've got a tough little gal there Jim my friend. May your Katie continue to improve and hopefully at some point soon she'll get just the right kidney that will be a perfect match so she can get off dialysis once and for all.

I love you


Cheers,

RR
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun May 17, 2015 11:14 pm

My best thoughts for you, Katie and your family. She sounds like an extraordinary individual and someone with remarkable spirit. Will light a stick of incense and send good thoughts your way. Please keep us posted when you can. My warmest wishes and thoughts.

Tom
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu May 21, 2015 10:58 pm

Thank you my friends! Your prayers and good wishes are much appreciated.

Katie had another surgery this morning to try and save the A/V fistula in her right arm. It clotted off when her heart stopped. The Dr was optimistic going in thinking no more than 30 minutes tops. Ended up being 2&1/2 hours. He puts the prognosis at 50/50. The next 3 days will tell if they were able to save it or not. Back onto the baby aspirin to try and help keep it from clotting again. Your continued prayers are appreciated.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu May 21, 2015 11:24 pm

I'm so sorry, praying hard for this! God bless all involved!
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu May 21, 2015 11:28 pm

Praying for you all and wishing you well. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Fri May 29, 2015 10:34 pm

Good grief......

Best wishes to all involved... I do not envy your position, Sir..

I will light a candle for y'all, sending you good energy...

Take care
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sat May 30, 2015 7:43 pm

My thoughts are with with all as always Jim. What an amazing young lady Katie is. A true inspiration.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:51 pm

Hi everybody. Haven't been posting much lately but just wanted to touch base and see how Katie is doing? My apologies if there have been updates I missed.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:10 pm

Tom, Katie is doing so much better now that the kidney is out. She did have a few bumps in the road trying to save the A/V fistula in her arm. We were extremely lucky and its growing fairly rapidly. Haven't had a whole lot of time myself lately as she is on summer break now and just wants to go all the time. She's going to be the death of me what with all the things she does, biking, skateboarding, roller blading and doing a paper route. I'm just relieved that she's doing so well. The big hurdle now is getting her past the anger over what happened. It really does take a toll on a kid to deal with these near misses.

Hope things are going well for you my friend, really makes my day to see you around.

Again thanks to everyone for their kindness and well wishes.

Jim
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:06 pm

Hi Jim. Can't tell you how much that please me to hear! So happy for you and your entire family. Please keep me/us posted on heat will inevitably be a long journey. My best wishes. - Tom
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:20 pm

That's wonderful news! Sending good vibes for her continued recovery!

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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:47 pm

Really great news. I'll keep you, Katie, and the rest of your family in my prayers. Smile

AJ
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to Katie   Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:59 pm

That's great! Will keep praying for your family. Smile
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