Monday, June 21, 2010

Kidney Swap Eve

First things first:  If you want to follow the Twitter version of the transplant, check the sidebar of the blog, or www.twitter.com/kidneytime.  There will be wisecracks.  Updates will be posted here on the blog as well, but perhaps with less wit.

Mom & Patrice and company report to the hospital very early tomorrow morning.  Patrice will go in first, and her surgery should take about an hour.  Mom follows, and will be 3-6 hours in surgery.  Thanks to all who are praying and/or fasting on their behalf.  It means so much.


Jerilyn has named the kidney Bruce, in reference to a song our parents taught us many, many years ago about working in the sewer.  (What?  You're so surprised?)  They learned it from a tour guide when they visited the Holy Lands.  (Ok, that might be a little bit of a surprise.)

Verse 2:
I works in the sewer with a guy named Bruce
And we are in charge of all of the juice
He lets me go first, while he holds the lid
I'm telling you, what a sweet kid(ney)

(Get it?  He's in charge of the juice?  Works in sanitation?  Jerilyn is funny!)

Aunt Patrice informs us that the other kidney is Benny, and that there's a joke in there somewhere about Bruce getting ready to go on a mission.  Just so we're clear here, we think our Aunt Patrice and Uncle Luis (wait.  I just figured out why she goes by "Patty" now) are amazing, and we love them dearly.

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