Today is the birthday of our astral 💫 friend @jackmv8 💫 #boops11thheavencelebration You wanted to know about the magic in our lives... #sirboopsmagic ❤️
End of 2010 was the start of a steep downhill slide for our mom. Our ex-dad left in an ugly way. Mom felt abandoned in TX, so she planned to move back to AZ where she grew up. All the while Mom wasn’t feeling well, like really sick. July 2011, our grandpawrents helped our mom move back to AZ, moving us into their home. Side note: that was fun because grandma spoiled us with lots of food. Anyway, Mom continued to get sicker and eventually ended up in the ER where she was diagnosed with #endstagerenalfailure and immediately started on #dialysis 🤢 Mom’s doctors said more than one time that she should have at least been in a coma, and they’ve never seen bloodwork so bad before. Literally, her kidney function could not have been worse. Mom spent almost 3 weeks in the hospital getting stabilized through medication and dialysis. When she got out, she continued dialysis 3 days a week for 4 hours at a time. This was rough for Mom but she did it for 14 months, a very short amount of time for someone waiting for a kidney transplant. On this day, 6 years ago, Mom had her last dialysis treatment because the next day, Mom was given her life back by the magic of a kidney transplant by a living donor. She had known her donor for nearly her whole life and always wanted to be her sister. 6 years ago, that became a reality. Since that day, Mom’s life has improved tremendously. Surprisingly, Mom says that kidney failure was one of the best things that happened to her, besides us of course, because it got her back on track with the professional goals she had. She still wishes she had someone to share this life with but she also loves her life as it is.
These pictures were from that time. I would lay on Mom’s lap regularly, smiling and snoring, using my DOGgone magical healing powers. Mom credits us as a big reason she didn’t die when she was so sick. She said she had responsibilities and lives depended on her. She says she didn’t die because 💩 needed to get done and no one else would do it but her. We ❤️ our mom!!