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Category: Blake’s Detailed Story

Blake’s Home Team Advantage

I call my 5 boys the “HOME TEAM” for several reasons, but the main one is what I am about to share with you. This is where it all began. I am giving you a look into our family’s life as we made the choice to…

Kidney Failure Symptoms-Our Experience

Lets talk about renal failure, shall we! I want you to learn the kidney failure symptoms so you know what to look for. If you read my earlier post, you know the doctor missed Blake’s signs and you can clearly see how frustrated I was.  As his mother…

And We Are Discharged! Ready Or Not

 I remember this moment so well. The doctors had just told us we were being discharged from the hospital, and when Blake needed dialysis, we would come back. That almost made me come down with something myself, just so we could stay. (Guess what? He never needed dialysis again, but…

Oh The Things You Will Eat While On STEROIDS

On a normal day I would have a child on my lap, open up a doctor Suese book and read the phrase, “Oh the places you will go”.  Lately, is all that comes to mind is, “Oh The Things You Will Eat While On Steroids”. This…

Lace Up The Nikes! Kidney Failure Recovery

This is one of my very favorite pictures of Blake.  If I can get past his long eye lashes, I see a strong little boy who was knocked down and dragged but he proves to be tenacious. I see curious eyes and a face that yearns for more. He knows…

Recovering From Kidney Failure-Videos To Warm Your Heart

We watched our son go from a happy 2 year old transform into a swollen inflamed balloon that could hardly open his eyes with a body that was shutting down.  We were so close to losing Blake, but because of doctors and a loving Father in Heaven, Blake was able…

Come On Kidneys, You Got This! Blake Peed!

The anticipation to see whether Blake’s kidneys would start functioning was always lingering in our minds.  Never in a million years did I think I would be cheering for my little boys organs to function. Come on kidneys you got this!! Of course there could be sever damage…

Hello Again Blake

Dialysis and drugs were doing their duty and Blake began to feel some better. He was still a tired boy but we were seeing those big blue eyes more each day.  He got so sick of the hospital bed and wanted to be held, this was a good sign. Hello…

Kidney’s Making Progress

  I was hoping that Blake would start dialysis and he would be back to his normal self. While that didn’t quite happen, his kidneys did make significant progress. Dialysis was done daily. By the time the day came around to start dialysis, Blake’s toxin levels in…