By writer to www.azfamily.com
PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Darren Skousen’s second of hope was stripped away on Thursday. The 43-year-old father stated he was first in line for a kidney transplant after ready a yr and a half. However Skousen stated the disaster in our state halted the surgical procedure at Banner College Medical Middle in Phoenix.
1000’s of non-essential medical procedures are being postponed once more due to Arizona’s skyrocketing variety of COVID-19 instances.
“Every little thing was good to go, besides there have been no rooms. In order that they needed to flip down the kidney,” stated Skousen.
Skousen’s well being journey has been an extended street. He stated after highschool he was recognized with an autoimmune illness that slowly began to kill his kidneys.
“Once I was 25 I misplaced my native kidneys and I had a transplant in 2002,” stated Skousen. “That transplant lasted 16 years and transplants do not final eternally.”
For now, dialysis is retaining Skousen alive, however it’s laborious on his physique. Ready for a brand new kidney is taking a toll.
“Some persons are making unhealthy selections the place they might have sickness signs however as a result of they can not afford to be residence ready for take a look at outcomes, they proceed to work,” an Arizona physician stated.
“It’s laborious on the entire household to be trustworthy, the feelings of up and down,” stated Skousen.
However Skousen is just not giving up. As a substitute, he’s holding onto hope for an additional match and aid for our hospitals.
“There are solely sure issues that I can management. Exterior of that, it is only a endurance factor and a ready recreation. I management what I can management, that is just about all I can do,” stated Skousen.
We reached out to Banner Well being to verify that the kidney transplant was halted due to capability. They stated they can not remark because of affected person privateness considerations.
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