An ultrasound at 19 weeks showed that Andrew Johnson would be born with kidney functionality complications. Fortunately for Andrew, his mother was a compatible donor, and when he was strong enough, Andrew underwent kidney transplantation at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Transplant Center. “Everyone was so nervous that day,” Tara Johnson states. “I was elated.”
MGH Hotline 1.28.11 The loss of a child is one of the most devastating experiences a person can endure.
When 14-year-old Kassie Holmes was faced with going back on dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, Avram Traum, MD, recommended a transplant regiment that did not include steroids.
Toddler Andrew Johnson is thriving since receiving his mother’s kidney in a transplant at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
Three MGHfC clinicians reflected on lessons from when the roles of parent and provider roles were reversed and their children became patients.
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