By writer to www.kxan.com
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Present process a kidney transplant could be an emotionally draining ordeal. And for Columbus resident Brian Moushon, it was doubly so. He was within the hospital, all prepped and able to obtain his donated kidney, when all of the sudden it was given to another person. What occurred subsequent is a narrative of supernatural provision.
Brian Moushon celebrated his 51st birthday on Thursday. He’s counting his blessings for an early birthday current he obtained three months in the past…a brand new kidney.
4 years in the past when Brian was 150 kilos heavier, he had a biopsy finished on his kidneys. The outcomes? They have been shot.
Brian says being obese and hypertension have been accountable, “I by no means would have thought that at 46 years previous I might have ended up on incapacity and would have ended up in dialysis thrice every week.”
His solely hope of getting off dialysis…a kidney transplant. However to be thought of for one, he needed to attain a required physique mass index.
So he underwent bariatric surgical procedure final summer season at UAB in Birmingham. “I find yourself dropping like 13 pant sizes and 4 shirt sizes,” says Brian.
He made it onto UAB’s transplant listing. Again in March his telephone rings.
“It was a Thursday evening and he will get this telephone name and he comes screaming by the home,” says Barbara Moushon, Brian’s spouse.
It’s UAB they usually have a kidney for Brian. “We threw a suitcase collectively for him. We jumped
within the automobile. It was such an elated drive,” says Barbara.
Brian was elated. “It was like being a seven-year previous and also you’re going to Orlando to go to Disneyworld for the primary time.”
Stressed with anticipation, sleep escaped Brian that evening.
However, the following morning a physician got here in with crushing information. Brian’s kidney would being going to another person. “There was an individual that was on the listing above me that wanted a kidney and a liver, so I bought bumped out,” says Brian.
The following week was powerful for Brian, particularly going again for dialysis. Then Palm Sunday weekend he will get a name from his brother-in-law in Illinois. Certainly one of his biking buddies had been in a severe site visitors accident leaving him mind lifeless.
After forwarding a few of Brian’s medical info to Illinois, Brian’s transplant coordinator from UAB referred to as him. “He mentioned you’re a 100% match,” says Brian, “Now who of their proper thoughts would have ever thought that we’d go from Sunday to Monday on one of many pentacle spiritual holidays of the 12 months and that I might be blessed with the final word present?”
Brian underwent a profitable kidney transplant at UAB on April seventh. As we speak he’s doing nicely.
Brian’s donor was married with two young children. Brian says he prays for that household day-after-day. As you possibly can think about, Brian, his spouse Barbara, and their daughter Victoria are all outspoken advocates for organ donation.
For extra info on organ donation you possibly can go to the U.S. Government website on organ donation.
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