Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Transplant..so..far so good!

Today Nate had his kidney transplant at University of Colorado Hospital. Everything went as well as could be expected. Nate had a very intense surgery due to removing his kidney's. He is expected to stay in the hospital for 5 to 7 days depending on his recovery. A mid-line incision was made along his stomach.  After the kidney's were removed the new kidney was put in and produced urine right away. Nate's donor is recovering as well. I am overwhelmed and amazing by this entire process. Long days ahead.
I've included some pictures and a few are graphic.
Nate and his donor Bing before surgery
Nate in recovery after surgery. (Looks pretty good I think) :)

The following pictures are of Nate's kidney's. It's no wonder he felt the way he did.


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