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Jordan Rhodes underwent the six-hour transplant surgical procedure on the Mayo Clinic Monday night, in keeping with his grandmother, Deborah Jones.
“There’s blood circulation going to his kidney. The urine just isn’t flowing out as quick as we want it to,” Jones mentioned. She mentioned surgeons needed to do a whole reconstruction to discover a place to connect the brand new kidney to make sure it acquired the wanted blood.
Jordan, who offers with an extended listing of well being issues, initially acquired a kidney transplant in 2016; nonetheless, his physique shortly rejected the organ, main his household on a desperate four-year search for another match.
Medical doctors informed Jones and different relations that it will be practically unattainable for Jordan to search out a precise match and much more unlikely that his physique would settle for the kidney.
ABC11 has been part of the Fayetteville household’s journey, documenting Jones’s 24-hour care of her grandson. The care has consisted of frequent dialysis, administering medicine and lots of hospital visits.
“The ache this child’s gone by way of. The surgical procedures this baby has gone by way of, and he has stayed so sturdy,” Jones mentioned.
After years of looking, the household was notified that there was a perfect match. They shortly scheduled an appointment for surgical procedure and now hope this kidney will keep.
Jones recollects a quick dialog she had with Jordan as soon as the surgical procedure was completed. “I mentioned, ‘Sure, you bought a kidney within your physique, proper now.’ And he was like, ‘For actual?’ I am like, ‘Yeah, for actual, child, for actual. You bought a kidney.'”
Jordan is at the moment recovering within the ICU. As of Tuesday night, the household mentioned docs are giving him medicine to lift his blood stress and maintain his blood flowing to the kidney.
They count on to be within the hospital for the subsequent 5 days after which hope to begin the lifetime restoration course of.
Jones says, if the kidney transplant is profitable, she prays her grandson can begin residing a standard life. She says Jordan hasn’t peed since 2016 and might’t actually do many out of doors actions.
“He is going to have the ability to run, and he is going to have the ability to sweat, and he is going to have the ability to make mates,” Jones mentioned.
If you need to donate to the Youngsters’s Organ Transplant Affiliation marketing campaign, in honor of Jordan, then you are able to do so on the COTA website.
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