Thankfully Greg hasn’t needed dialysis yet, but has had the surgery of inserting a fistula into his right arm, inside his vein., which is the insertion tube for the dialysis machine. Greg’s renal doctor at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton, CA explained that because Greg is in stage 4 of chronic kidney disease, he will likely soon need dialysis. Then, Greg will go to a nearby dialysis center three days a week. It is possible, however, that Greg could go many years without needing dialysis — there is no way to predict that. Only God knows.
Until then, we must monitor Greg’s intake of electrolyte minerals in all his foods, so that toxic levels don’t build up. I (Vanessa) love health & nutrition, & therefore the dietician agrees we are doing a wonderful job.
Still, the doc wants Greg’s name on the kidney list now, at UCI Hospital in Orange, CA, because it is a 7 to 10 year wait. Greg has begun the confirmation process to be on the list. Process #1 was to meet the team of doctors at UCI and learn all about kidney transplantation. Process # 2, of which we met with UCI the social worker, dietician, went well and they all feel confident that Greg is a likely candidate.
Please pray that when they meet to officially decide, that God will lead them in the right decision.
“He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.“Psalm 147:4,5