I did not get a diagnosis right away
Giedrė and Gintaras said that during the general preventive medical examination at seventeen daughters, an increase in blood pressure was diagnosed. After detailed research, a diagnosis was discovered – renal failure.
From the knowledge of the disease, the year passed when the girl's condition suddenly began to deteriorate. Doctors have already warned that this can happen at any time.
"At first we responded to the diagnosis quite calmly, and we thought it would not be that fast, they might help drugs. So we thought that until we realized the real situation." When the only question remains, dialysis or transplantation, then you can detect a disease disease, "Giedre recalled.
Amber is open: for the first time it is not clear what doctors say, although they have heard of organ transplantation and donation.
We are all equal in health.
"From today's perspective, I can say that we were then completely green on this issue, which began to adapt life and relationships to donation 12 years after the onset of our daughter's illness." The assessment of life has changed considerably: "We are all equal in health," said a man.
1 percent failure
When Giedrei offered to become a kidney donor for her daughter, the woman did not hesitate. Doctors thought that transplantation should be successful at 99%. Then the girl only needed one dialysis, which helped her prepare for organ transplants in the future.
On the first day after surgery, the research did not show anything good, the situation worsened every day, and doctors were still delaying the removal of unconscious kidneys in anticipation of improvement.
According to the parents, the transplant itself is not complicated, but it is only a small part of the health puzzle. It is very important how the body receives a strange body – it is used to prescribe various medicines.
"They made a lot of effort to feed the kidney, but this did not happen," the fires regretted.
Giedre does not think that her efforts have disappeared. If you could, I would do it again.
Father's kid did not fit
After two weeks, an unborn and irregular kidney was removed. Dialysis started: three hours a week after four hours to clean the body from toxins and the girl could live.
"While the medical condition was normalized, the necessary documents were processed and the daughter was on the so-called waiting list for transplantation, but it was true that she was originally expected to have a father's kidney and carry out various studies to help identify the suitability of this, and even went to Warsaw, that the strange body can fit more than its own, "said Giedrė.
After a while, the family learned to live in rhythm: dialysis – a school house. Dom Gudauskams was the heaviest. There was a long break on the question of where to explain.
After a break, her mother began to talk: "When you take a child to dialysis and find out how difficult it is, you realize that if you do not work on dialysis, the child will die, so that the only option for a child to live is organ donation. you will buy, even if you have a million, that you are dependent on the consciousness and willingness of other people … "
Accepted as inevitable
Then both spouses signed a consent to donate organs and became unpaid donors of blood. They remembered how much blood was needed during the transplantation of the abdominal mother's abdomen, but she missed even 8 hours for lack of care.
"Do what you trust others. Understanding your donation has come through your experience," added Gediminas.
"The fact that information about organ transplantation is now much longer than the time when our path began," said Giedrė Paantrina.
How did her daughter respond to the whole situation? Her parents were forced to be older than their peers. The girl inevitably accepted it, although almost every day she was hungry – all adults did not survive these procedures.
A "strong girl" described her father's father, who supported family support. "" They can not decay at the same time. "When one is in an emotionally worse stage, others help and the daughter has had difficult moments, but she is close. inside it also boils. "
The family is open: in these twelve years the questions have not been avoided, why am why, why did we do it?
Interruption can even be a burden
According to Gudauskis, they were fortunate that donor kidneys were relatively short. The ability to live without dialysis was also accelerated by the fact that the baby needed kidney. It always gives them priority if the relevant organ donor parameters are met and a person is waiting.
The family received a lot of calls for a possible donor. Sometimes you would not hear one strike per month, but sometimes doctors wondered if it was a kidney.
"It's a very sensible thing, because when we go to the hospital for more detailed research, we will remove the possibility of another person for whom the kidney may be more appropriate," said Gintaras.
Poor or toothache may also remove the possibility of transplantation. Body transplantation is only possible for a healthy person.
The advantage is for the baby
The family most likely received calls to a potential donor at night. Providing a limited time to visit Kaunas or Vilnius.
There are three recipients selected for one body, followed by a large number of tests and the most suitable candidate for the donor body selected.
Perhaps five times or more, Gudauss' daughter was a step before transplantation, but considering the possible risk of kidney transplant to another person.
"The final decision on the transplant was taken almost by ourselves, but since we were trained, we wanted to reduce the final risk. Even when everything was good and not good for us, so when we had any doubts we left" – difficult . the memory was remembered on the stage.
Giedrei was deeply entangled with an unpleasant feeling of waiting during a possible transplantation study when all the candidates gathered in one room.
"We all have the same fate as our rivals. Some adults did not say," I probably will give this little girl a little bit. "When I came up with hope, I felt very restless and I would sleep again," she recalled.
Gudauskai repeatedly saw how the person came into a possible graft with almost the last hope that health and psychological well-being are critical.
Amber said that he understood why, because dialysis procedures support life, but emotionally influence and crush emotionally.
Three weeks of anxiety
Great luck with the right donor family smiled after two years of waiting.
"Some studies are good, the second, the third, and with each study, hope is becoming more and more, since pre-transplant research is really a lot of research," Giedré recalls.
It is true that after the transplant operation, you still need to remember – in the first week, the health status of her daughter was very poor and then somewhat stabilized. Although some patients have good health next day as a healthy person.
After three weeks, the girl's condition began to improve.
"We never thought that such a spray would have such a jet," the euphoria began to operate when the kidney was transplanted, the father recalled.