Chase is an 11 year old brave little boy. He is currently in 5th grade and is a happy go lucky boy that loves to swim and wants to learn to skate so he can play hockey one day. Chase has Alport’s Syndrome, which is a rare kidney disease.
Chase’s kidneys are now at a 10 % functionality and is in renal failure. In October 2014 Chase was in for his regular monthly blood work when we got the call that Chase was going in to renal failure and had to be rushed to London Ont. Children’s Hospital. He had to undergo an operation to start peritoneal dialysis .
During this month long hospital stay his father and step=mother were trained by the neurology staff on the peritoneal dialysis process and procedures in order to administer the dialysis, and other related medical needs on a nightly basis when we returned home. Currently Chase has a routine of blood work, urine tests, 14 different medications per day , a weekly injection , and is on dialysis every night for 9 hours. Without these things he wouldn’t survive. During these past few months both Chase and his father have undergone several tests to see if his dad is a positive match to be a kidney donor for him.
All tests have come out positive. During the numerous doctor’s appointments and constant 8 hour drives out of town to be seen by his specialist it has been an emotional and physical strain on Chase, but through it all he has consistently tried to stay positive knowing that he will be receiving a kidney from his dad. The family is hoping that the transplant will be happening in early summer of this year.
Once the transplant takes place, the lengthy stay out of town will be a trying one. The recovery process for both Chase and his dad is expected to be at least a couple months. Being in hospital out of town again for an extended period of time, is not only emotionally exhausting but financially draining. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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