• Update

    IV’s Are Out

    Joe and his donor are doing great. All IV’s have been removed and he’s allowed to walk around unassisted. Lab results are fantastic and right where they need to be. Both are having some intense pain at times so pray that eases up for them. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

  • Update

    Up and Walking

     Joe and his donor are doing great. Both have been up walking today but still in some pain. Doctor said everything looks wonderful and kidney is doing what it’s supposed to be doing. Please continue to keep everyone in your prayers.

  • Update

    Out of Surgery

    Joe’s out of surgery and doing well while he is getting settled into a room. Everything looks great and will know more after 6 pm CST tonight. Our wonderful donor is also doing good and waiting to be placed in a room. The surgery went well and the doctor believes the kidney is working well.  We will update you when we know something more! Thank you, everyone! 

  • Update

    All Checked In

    All checked in with Medical Housing Solutions in Nashville. Ready for final testing for myself and my donor tomorrow. The accommodations are truly amazing!! They are a true blessing for anyone in a situation like ours. Totally sanitary and comfortable. Geared towards recovery for transplant recipients. Rates are not ridiculous and far better than our options at a hotel. We just ask that everyone please pray that all of out testing goes according to plan tomorrow so we can proceed with surgery Tuesday. Thank you all for your thoughts, prayers, and support throughout. It has been truly overwhelming. Joe Tex

  • Update

    Update

    Back home from Vanderbilt after a 9 hour IVIG infusion yesterday. All went well but it has absolutely wiped me out. I came home and slept for over 16 hours. Everything is still on track for surgery and myself and my donor are still doing well. I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support for both of us. It is amazing and overwhelming and I have no way to truly thank you all enough. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue on this journey. Thank you all, Joe Tex.

  • Update

    Update

    First day of surgery work up for my donor and myself went well!! Everything is still on track. I have several more visits and procedures upcoming prior to the actual surgery. I will do my absolute best to keep everyone posted. Thank you all for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers! It is humbling to say the least and a debt that I will never be able to repay. I am truly blessed. Thank you! Joe Tex.