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Mary Dolan, a mother-of-two, has been compelled to surrender her job to take care of her son’s analysis, common hospital appointments and drugs.
The 36-year-old from Enniskillen stated getting a analysis had taken one and a half years as “medical doctors have been placing two and two collectively and developing with different issues”.
“He has autism and he had been incontinent,” stated Mary. “He doesn’t complain normally and can solely go to the physician when he’s bodily mendacity down.
“The analysis took place round a month in the past once I rang the GP and he stated he thought it may be his appendix<” she added.
“I stated okay, however I knew in my head it wasn’t. However the GP noticed him and referred him to the hospital for appendix. I used to be glad we have been getting seen lastly.
“Simply to verify issues on the hospital they ran blood checks – and so they got here again not regular.
“Then they advised me he had kidney failure and there was one thing not proper.
“Then they ran the scan and have been in a position to see he had just one kidney and that kidney was solely 17% working”.
Mary stated she was shocked on the information given she had been advised “when he was born that he had two kidneys”.
“They stated they didn’t know the place the opposite kidney had gone,” she added,
“However there was no signal of it.
“To this present day I don’t perceive it. He was a wholesome baby aside from having the ache. He’s energetic and drinks an terrible lot of water every single day.
“The medical doctors say all of the ingesting of water has saved his kidney working. He was examined for diabetes twice as a result of he was ingesting a lot”.
Mary stated Joshua goes into Main 5 in September and is “actually trying ahead to getting again”.
“Anybody who meets him would suppose he’s a standard wee boy,” she added. “However he isn’t going to get higher and desires a transplant.
“The hospital additionally discovered he has a coronary heart murmur which results in hypertension. The wee man is now on 15 tablets a day.”
Mary – who additionally has a 15-year-old son referred to as Ruairi, stated “our lives have modified with the analysis”.
“If Joshua will get an appropriate kidney it’s a bonus, guess they should have his physique proper on the time and that would take six months.
“The medical doctors predict him to be on dialysis fairly quickly. They don’t suppose he’ll be capable of go on as he’s. That could be a new scary highway we should go down at that stage.
“He’s nonetheless an energetic boy however he has modified, you may see his vitality ranges have gone down. And he says to me ‘Mummy I can’t do it’”.
Mary stated she launched a Gofundme web page to attempt to alleviate monetary stress on the household when they’re going via this “tough patch”.
“There are some days I’m on high of the world and different occasions I don’t suppose I can deal with all of it,” she admitted.
“What is going on to Joshua I might take off him in a heartbeat – however I can’t. All I can do is wait.
“I’ve an enchantment by myself Fb web page in search of a kidney donor. We don’t have an enormous household to get examined nevertheless it could possibly be anybody who matches him might give him a kidney.
“It’s early days but and we’re hopeful”.
See Mary’s enchantment for help –
On this Gofundme Mary explains her latest trauma and appeals for prayers.
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