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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

a new kidney for mr hudson just got real


she is a confident stoic young obviously quite intelligent transplant surgeon
i would estimate she is in her 40s
my guess she was at the top of her med school class

she said hudson is just over 10 kilos thats 22 lbs today
we were shooting for 23 lbs but were slowed by a recent upper respiratory infection and the placement of his gtube last week which caused a few episodes of vomiting and a drop off in his appetite

also his BUN or blood urea nitrogen has now reached the upper 90s
those medical people know what that means

it means
its time

its either go on dialysis
get transplanted

so she stood up
looked at all 4 of us
mr hudson

its time
we have to do it now
if he does go on dialysis well its best overall that we dont do that
he is just on the cusp of where we can do the transplant
she said
on april 21st we are going to transplant hudson
mom lost it
dad teared up
i teared up big time
i think i saw a twitch in her eye maybe a tear
she hugged dad
she hugged me
she gave mom a big ole comforting hug
she bent over
gave hudson a giant hug
she said
i love you and hugged him again

she said
i have a two year old son
ill take care of hudson during surgery like he was my son

i really lost it then
mom did too
dad did too

its real now for mr hudson

his donor is ready
what a saint she is
saving this childs life
words cant express what she means to us

hudson is ready

let me wipe my tears out of my eyes
blow my nose
take a deep breath

this is the moment we have been waiting for for 18 months

it just got real

you can follow updates on hudsons progress at this link


of course i will try to keep an update here on my blog

thanks for all who have given us your love over the last year

the organicgreen doctor

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