Liver donors are not only limited in the skills of the medical team, but also the difficulty of finding donors who are willing to donate their hearts. In contrast to this child’s story, he tried to lose weight to donate his heart.
Liver donation or known as liver transplantation is an operation to replace a damaged liver with a donor’s liver so that its function returns to normal. Liver donation can be done from a cadaveric donor (corpse) or a living donor (living donor). Neither were the efforts made to recover John Barnes, who had liver cirrhosis.
Precisely in Michigan, a man half a baby diagnosed with liver cirrhosis, so he needed a donor liver to continue his life. It’s just that, to get the hearts of donors, you have to get a queue number even on the waiting list of 17 thousand patients. This is why he is discouraged to get the hearts of donors.
According to the doctor who handled it, he said that to get a liver donor, it can be from donors who have died or from living donors that grow on recipients to get a good function. However, as a father he did not want to make it difficult for his family, including his four children, to become donors.
It’s just that secretly it turns out that John’s youngest son is running a screening to be able to donate a heart to his father. He hopes to be able to help his father who is suffering from liver disease, even he is willing to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle to get a great opportunity to become a donor for his father.
Her youngest child’s struggles paid off, within 6 weeks he could lose 10 kg. He really wanted to help his father, he wanted his father to get well again. Even the quote from CNN says that it is my father who always gives the best for him, this is the time for me to give the best for my father.
After doing a series of tests, Brian’s dream finally came true. He can be a heart donor to his father. Even John, was very happy when the medical team said that there was a heart that matched him. However, Brian’s father was very surprised when he found out that his own son had become a donor for him.
She is very worried if there is a dangerous risk that could happen to her child. Even John is very worried if a living donor wants to donate his heart, how he can continue his life. It turns out that the donor is his own son. Of course, this father of four children is very worried.
Fortunately, the team of doctors made sure that the risk that happened to John could be minimized. Likewise when he had to be side by side with his child in the operating room. How he really gripped Brian’s hand, the youngest child who sacrificed to save his father’s life. It was really moving when it came to transplantation.
He was very happy when Brin’s eyes were convincing that everything would be all right. Even his father said, “The look in Brian’s eyes will convince me that everything will go smoothly. Even this little baby will save me. ” Said John.
By the time everything was going smoothly, Brian was now allowed to go home. Meanwhile, John had to go through several days of treatment in the hospital. His father said when he reminded the scars his son had, he really remembered how those scars helped me to survive. He can save everything. Truly this incident is what makes me touched by the child who helps his father with the full struggle.