As most of you know, Eli had his kidney transplant on June 21st, 2017. The surgery went well for Eli and for the donor, however, by that evening the doctors, and Eli, suspected that something wasn't quiet right. After a couple of tests and a restless night the doctor made the decision to go back in surgically and see what the problem was. After the 2nd surgery, the doctor told us Eli had a hematoma but that the doctor was able to take care of that! The doctor said that it might take a few days before the kidney would start working like it should, but that the kidney was looking great and Eli was feeling some better. The donor was doing good and was able to come home after 4 days, and after 6 days in the hospital, Eli came home! After 3 more days the donor was released to go back to his home in North Carolina, but Eli was still struggling. The following Monday, July 3rd Eli was re-admitted to the hospital with fluid buildup, and they immediately started testing to see what was going on! They soon learned that the kidney was "asleep" and therefore he had fluid overload. They started more meds, and after 5 more days in the hospital and much, much prayer...Eli came home with the kidney functioning very well and only a small amount of fluid! Praise the Lord!! Last week, July 31st, the donor, Mr. CJ Shettley and Eli both had their 6 week checkups and both were released back to their normal duties!! Thank you all sooooo much for all your prayers and concerns!!!