By writer to www.foxla.com
TEMECULA, Calif. – Laura Walker, 35, of Temecula, all the time knew her kidneys had been compromised, nevertheless it wasn’t till the tip of 2019 that this mom of two and spouse of a Marine ended up within the hospital, identified with kidney illness.
“That is once they advised me my kidneys had been not working and I wanted to do dialysis,” says Walker.
Walker’s lifeline, past her each day dialysis, is her youthful sister who simply occurs to be her kidney match. The whole lot was falling into place completely. Then, when the coronavirus surge hit in November, Walker was advised her transplant surgical procedure at Scripps Organ and Cell Transplantation in La Jolla can be delayed indefinitely as a result of it’s an elective surgical procedure.
“In fact I used to be in shock! I felt like I used to be able to go after which simply to be advised we’re going to have to attend was arduous,” says Walker.
Scripps Well being says it considers a residing organ donation as “non-emergent.”
In a press release to FOX 11, the hospital says, as COVID instances proceed to rise, “we’re presently performing organ transplant surgical procedures for emergent sufferers, that means those that require it instantly [including deceased organ donation].”
Whereas walker waits for a surgical procedure date, she holds on to positivity, remembering she’s one step forward of hundreds nonetheless looking for a donor.
“I do know lots of people are ready for this precise factor,” says Walker.
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