I was not diagnosed immediately
Giedrė and Gintaras said during the general preventative health check that 17 women had been diagnosed with high blood pressure. After more detailed research, the diagnosis was revealed – renal failure.
From the disease information, passed the year when the condition of the woman began to decline. Doctors had warned earlier that this could happen at any time.
"We started responding to the diagnosis quite quietly, and we thought it would not be fast, drugs might help. So we thought until we came to & # 39 : The real situation. When the only question remains a dialysis or transplant, then you can see the illness of the disease, "said Giedre.
Amber is open: at first it's not very clear what doctors say, although they have heard about organ transplant and donation.
We are all equal before health.
"From today's point of view, I can say that we are absolutely green on this issue. They began to adapt our lives and attitudes towards a donation 12 years after the start of our daughter's illness. Life assessment rates have changed substantial. " We're all equal before health, "said the man.
1 percent failure
When Giedrei offered to become a kidney donor for her daughter, the woman did not welcome. Doctors thought that the transplant should be successful at 99%. Then, the girl needed a dialysis, which was helping to prepare for a future organ transplant.
Already the first day after surgery, the research did not show anything well, the situation was only declining everyday, but doctors still delayed the removal of unconscious kidneys anticipating improvement.
According to parents, transplant operations are not complicated, but it is only a small part of the health poses. It's very important how the body adopts a weird body – it is used to prescribe a wide range of medicines.
"A lot of effort was put in place to make the kidney nurture, but it did not happen," said the spouse.
Giedre does not think that her efforts are going away. If she could, she would do it again.
Father's kidneys did not fit
After two weeks, the unborn and incredible kidneys were eliminated. Dialysis began: three hours a week after four hours to clear the body from toxins and the girl could live.
"Although the health condition was normalized, the necessary documents were processed, and the girl was standing up to the waiting list known as a transplant, but she was really expected to have father's kidneys originally, and a variety of studies have been conducted to help determine this suitability, and even go to Warsaw. That a strange organ can meet more than herself, "said Giedrė.
After a while, the family learned to live in rhythm: dialysis – school – house. Home Gudauskams was the hardest one. When asked to explain what is meant, it came a long time.
After a break, a mother with tears began to say, "When you take your child's dialysis, and see how difficult it is, realize, if you do not dialysis, the child dies, so that the child can only live as an organ donation. The perception that the child goes to the shop will not even buy if you have a million. Depending on other people's awareness and a willingness to help … "
Received as inevitable
Then both women gave consent for organ donation and also became unpaid blood donors. They remembered how much blood was needed at the time of the mother's abdominal transplant, but because of a lack of supplies, she lost even 8 hours.
"Do what you trust from others. He understood about a gift through his experience," added Gediminas.
"The fact that further information about organ transplantation is much more than the time when our path started," said Giedrė Paantrina.
How did the girl respond to the whole situation? According to her parents, she was forced to go older than her peers. The girl welcomed everything inevitably, although the hands were almost popular – not all adults survived these procedures.
"A strong girl," described the father's daughter emphasizing each other's support in the family. "" They can not fall apart at the same time. "When one is in a weaker emotional time, others help, and the girl has got difficult moments, but she's close, the inside is also boils."
The family is open: during these 12 years, the questions have not been avoided, why was it why we did this?
Intervention can even be a burden
According to Gudauskis, they were lucky enough to have a donor's kid relatively short. Ability to live without dialysis has also accelerated due to the need for kidney to the child. They always have priority if the appropriate parameters of the organ donor and the person who are waiting are met.
The family received a great deal of calls for the potential donor. Sometimes they would not have heard one sentence per month, but sometimes the doctors were wondering if the kidney would be.
"It's very sensible, because when we go to hospital for more detailed research, we will eliminate the possibility that someone else the kid may be more suited to , "said Gintaras.
Slimming or toothache can also erase the possibility of transplanting. Transplantation of the body is possible for a healthy person only.
Choosing the child for the child
The family were most likely to receive calls on a potential donor during the night. Give a limited time to visit Kaunas or Vilnius.
Three receptors are selected for one organ, then a large number of trials will be performed and the most suitable candidate for the donor organ is selected.
Perhaps five times or more, the Gudauskai girl was a step away from transplant, but considered the potential risk of kidney transplantation to another person.
"We have almost taken the final decision on transplant, but since we were trained, we wanted to reduce the final risk. Even when everything was very good and it was not good for us, so when there was any Doubts, we left it "- one difficult one. The spouse remembered the stage.
Giedrei was deeply interfered with an undesirable feeling of staying in research on a possible transplant, when all the candidates gathered in one room.
"We all share the same fate as our competitors. Some adults did not say:" I'm probably going to give me this little boy. "I felt very incredibly when I arrived with hope and was going to burn again," she remembered.
Gudauskai has repeatedly seen how a person reached a potential transplant with the last hope that health and psychological well-being is essential.
Amber said he understood why, because dialysis procedures support life, but emotional effects are vast and complicated.
Three weeks of concern
Good luck with the family of donors, smiling after two years of stay.
"Some studies are good, second, third, and with each study, hope is becoming increasingly, because there has been a lot of research done before transplanting, "Giedrė recalls that daunting time.
Indeed, after the transplant surgery, the spouse still had to be reminded – in the first week, her daughter's health status was very bad, followed by a stability. Although some patients have a good sequence in the following day as a healthy person.
After three weeks the condition of the woman began to improve.
"We never think that urine could get such a price," the euphoria when the kidney transplant began to work, the father remembered.