Doc Lightning
GOLD Member since May 2001

Doc Lightning

HOP Mad Doctor
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA

Total posts: 13920
Posted:So about two years ago, as a first medical student, I was assigned to be a "medbuddy" for a boy in the hospital with kidney failure. I became good friends and quite attached to this boy before he was discharged and had to come back here from his home two hours away four times a week for dialysis.

He got a new kidney yesterday. He's up on our floor now. He's sick with his post-operative status and all, but he's going to get better. Yes, he faces a long and difficult life, like any transplant patient, but it's SO much better than being on dialysis. I'm so happy for him.

Happy news!

-Mike )'(
Certified Mad Doctor and HoP High Priest of Nutella

"A buckuht 'n a hooze!" -Valura

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BRONZE Member since Apr 2003


Super Gidg!!!!
Location: Portland Oregon USA

Total posts: 8506
Posted:Great news Mike! That transplant is going to do wonders for him and his family. It did for us when my step dad got is first one.

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SILVER Member since Jul 2001


Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road, United Kingdom

Total posts: 15965
Posted:that is good news...

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Location: Louisville, KY

Total posts: 39
Posted:That's so great. I can't get news like that on CNN! I love hearing about the good in the world. Thanks for that dose of heartwarming.


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