It was Wednesday morning, 05:30, The house phone rang with a caller ID that I did not recognize. I did not answer which is my usual response. 10 minutes later it’s rang again same caller ID. A quiet whisper said “ answer this as it is important “. The call was from the Transplant clinic. My son’s 5 year wait was about to end. He received 5 more calls before everything was in place and we headed to the hospital.
With the COVID-19 pandemic surrounding us we were only aloud on visitor for the entire stay, my wife was not happy. Upon arrival to the hospital it was like attempting to enter a Top Secret classified site. This was frustrating, but understandable. Our journey was almost done. He was taken to surgery, received the kidney, recovered and taken to his room. Everything went very well and the precious gift was already working exceptionally well.
The next journey is now starting, keeping the Transplant from being rejected. This will be a very disciplined task. Taking anti-rejection meds on time and consistently, eating healthy, and following the process laid out by the transplant team.
Had I not answered that phone, we would have missed receiving this blessing. Kidney Transplantation affects more than just the recipient. The family of the donor, in my sons procedure, has lost a loved one, and must be thanked, supported, and prayed for just as we pray for my son to heal and maintain this gift. In this case I wish to give thanks and pray for the family that chose to share this gift of life. Maybe some day we will meet and share our story together, may God comfort you and keep you.
Remember, “When the phone rings”, answer it as it may god calling to bless you.