Prayers for Phil as he prepares to receive a kidney from his hero of a Dad in February. Wishing blessings galore on this family during this time.
With the date now set, we’ve been trying to find the best way to talk to our kids about the implications – for both of them.
For Phil, obviously, it’s a major operation and he will wake up with about half a dozen tubes and lines sticking out of him. He will be unable to move or eat for several days, and will have most of the tubes removed in that first week without anaesthetic. For the first couple of months, he will have to have blood tests every day, and may have ‘rejection episodes’ which means having painful biopsies done.
His brother Chris, meanwhile, will have to go and live with relatives for a while – at least during the time Phil is in intensive care with mum Anne looking after him 24/7 and whilst I’m in the other hospital.
Not an easy conversation to be having on the…
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