She gives her kidney to her spouse, a grand gesture of love

News 19 March, 2018

    QMI agency

    Monday, 19 march 2018 14:57

    Monday, 19 march 2018 14:57

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    MONTREAL – This is one of the greatest gestures of love which are: to give a kidney to extend the life of someone, and avoid dialysis. Nathalie Side has asked for her spouse, Friday, in Montreal.

    The couple went very early to the hospital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, where took place the surgery. On-site, two surgeons have worked tirelessly for four hours to remove the kidney from the donor. It must be said that it is an operation of great precision, which requires the use of a laparoscope, an optical device of a few millimeters in diameter, which is introduced in the belly.

    Once the kidney removed, the specialists have placed in the ice, under perfusion. Quickly, the receiver arrived in the operating room for grafting the body. The operation lasted between two and three hours.

    Annually, the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital conducts about five to six kidney transplants between related donors.

    Be offered such a gift is a gift of heaven, which, however, may be difficult to accept. Bruce Arsenault, spouse of Nathalie Hand, has sought to refuse this offer. “I said “no” because I said to myself: “If she has a problem, I don’t want it to pick up in the same situation as me.” But [the doctors] we have explained that a person of 50 years who doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, who is healthy and who has a job, not too demanding is a perfect candidate”, he recounted.

    For Ms Side, it was quite natural to offer a kidney to her spouse. “I say to myself that in life, one has a path of path. I think that one is crossed for something, we will follow it, and it’s going to continue,” she confided.

    This gift will be greatly beneficial for Mr. Arsenault, who will no longer have to go to dialysis three times per week. “It’s going to feel a lot better in terms of quality of life, and he can return to work,” explained Dr. Gabriel Chan, a surgeon specializing in renal transplant.

    Contacted by TVA News on Monday morning, the couple was told to wear it well.

    The news is also good for all patients waiting for a kidney, since the waiting time has reduced significantly in five years. 1220 days in 2012, it has dropped to 493 days in the last year.