The next step is to get on the transplant list. Many people assume that once you need an organ that you automatically get on the list. I honestly don't know about other organs, but that isn't the case with kidneys. There is a 6 month process to get on the list, the time line might vary from hospital to hospital, but everywhere has a process. My husband called last week to start the process at the hospital we have been working with, but sadly our insurance won't cover the transplant there.
I was angry.
We have been working with this hospital since the last hospital said they could no longer see hubby because of our insurance. Hubby called the insurance company and we were given a list of hospitals where he can have a transplant, none that appeal to us. We choose our original hospital because of the high success rate with kidney transplants. Our current choices aren't even on the list of best hospitals for kidney transplants.
We feel let down.
It feels like having to start again to go to a new hospital. He is already so well known at the hospital we go to, that when Hubby walks in they say hi using his name. I don't want him to be a number or just another patient at a new place. It has taken time to adjust to having to drive further and go to a new hospital, but Hubby plans to call tomorrow and start the process with the hospital we selected from the list.
I will let you know how it goes.