Sandra called today to tell us the hospital have told her she has 78% kidney function which is sufficient for her to donate - good news.
The only concern raised was on her CT scan which hasn't been checked by a radiologist. The nephrologist at Bristol wasn't sure whether the kidney would be easy to donate because of complex blood veins.
So we are now waiting until Wednesday for the decision on whether Sandra can donate.
I'm only eating small amounts and Occupational Health last week suggested I stop work altogether because of the tiredness and increasing weakness.
Last week Simon and others at church started eating a biscuit every hour and praying for me. Some people have continued to do this and are probably blaming me for their increased biscuit consumption! Thanks for supporting me in this.
Today the church leaders prayed for me and anointed me with oil. Was prompted to ask them to do this after reading James 5:14-15 which says
'Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.'
I might not receive instant healing but to keep going and for a transplant to succeed will need lots of mini miracles.
The renal dietician from the hospital has sent through ideas for snacks which include scones with jam and cream, biscuits with butter on them, crisps and dips, cream cakes, pies and pizza. Joy doesn't think that's a normal diet - but she might try it next week and see if she looses any weight!
Next Update on Wednesday when we hear one way or the other if Sandra is able to donate.
Thanks for your prayers and support.
Rob & Joy