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An eight-year-old Enniskillen boy described by his mom as “our courageous wee superman” will quickly begin dialysis after his kidney perform dropped to 14 per cent previously few weeks.
Mary Dolan’s son Joshua was admitted to South West Acute Hospital final month the place it was found that he had just one kidney and it was working at simply 17 per cent. In latest weeks, the little boy’s situation has worsened and now he desperately wants a kidney transplant.
“Now we have been informed his kidney perform is now at 14 per cent, within the subsequent few months the docs will begin him on dialysis,” Mary informed The Neutral Reporter this week.
“He goes for bloods assessments each week to verify potassium ranges and kidney perform. He’s being robust however will get drained so much from all of the medicine. He’s on 14 tablets a day and might be on extra.
“As his kidney will not be doing what it ought to be doing the residing donor staff is now searching for a wholesome residing donor as that is his finest probability,” she stated.
Joshua had been affected by ache in his aspect for the previous yr and his mom had sought medical consideration on a couple of event.
“They [the medical professionals] at all times stated he had a viral an infection. However he’s incontinent at evening and he’s solely eight years previous.
“They thought the ache was due to his autism.
“Now we all know it was coming from the kidney itself as a result of it was failing. They saved Joshua in in a single day and ran a scan and in the course of the scan they noticed that he had just one kidney. Often individuals can survive on one however as a result of his is so small it truly is excessive danger on the minute.
“There isn’t any therapy and they’re making an attempt to kind different points in his physique that the kidney has affected. I’ve simply bene informed he suffers from bone illness and that each one comes from the kidney. I didn’t know that earlier than. I don’t know the place to show,” she stated.
Mary is now hoping that somebody may have the ability to come ahead to assist save her son’s life.
“We might be actually grateful if individuals might get in contact in the event that they want to be a donor so we will begin the method as its simply breaking our hearts watching him undergo all he has been going via.
“However all through all of it he has been our courageous wee superman,” she stated.
Mary has expressed her due to her family and friends and the Royal Kids’s Hospital and South West Acute Hospital “for his or her care in the previous couple of weeks and persevering with help”.
Anybody who thinks they may be able to assist Joshua is requested to name 02895043079.