You may remember a story that we put on the website back in November 2008, about this young girl Esthella, and her Kidney transplant operation. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE STORY
Over the past 2 years, Esthella has had many ups and downs. Without going into too much detail, Esthella's Mum is wanting to abandon her daughter, so our good friends, and Esthella's carers for the past 2 years, have decided to start the process of adopting her.
Last week, Tammy & Eddie went to visit the doctor to talk about Esthella's progress. This was the alarming report;
" Esthela's kidney is in chronic failure. Why did this happen? The doctor's best guess is because it wasn't taken care of well enough. While Eddie and I were gone doing DTS in Minnesota and spending the summer with my family she was hospitalized a few times and had trouble taking her medication at the right times.This is the most likely reason for the kidney failure. He says the kidney should have lasted 15-20 years.
Within a year Esthela will most likely have to go on dialysis. When that happens she will be able to be put on the list for a new kidney. The doctor said that if Esthela stays with her mother that no doctor will do the transplant because if the kidney failed due to not being taken care of then a second one will as well. We told him that we are wanting to adopt Esthela and he said that if that was the case then he would do everything possible to make sure that Esthela got another kidney. He wanted us to be aware that there was still a chance of the second kidney to be rejected as well.
We realize that all of our work still could result in Esthela suffering and, possibly passing away, but we know that it is the only chance that Esthela has"
Please be in prayer for this new family as they tackle the challenges ahead. If you feel you can help in any way, then please GET IN TOUCH