The life of a two-year old boy is put on the line, after the hospital decided to hold off his kidney transplant due to his father’s probation violation. The father is the perfect match, but because of his recent stint in county jail, the hospital decided to request more papers from the parole officer, after which they would re-evaluate in January 2018.
The child, A.J. Dickerson, was born without kidneys. Unbelievable as it sounds, the boy was able to live without this vital organ, hence, he was referred to by some as “miracle baby.” He also suffered from a stroke a few months back. He had been in and out of the hospital all his life and had already underwent multiple medical procedures and treatments. The ultimate medical intervention, however, is to give him a functioning kidney, in the hopes of having a normal life.
Despite everything that he had been through, A.J. remains to be the cheerful and active kid that he is.
This Kid Has Gone Through A Lot
The father, Anthony, was all ready to donate one of his kidney after being found to be a perfect match. However, he was arrested a few days before the scheduled transplant. He was on probation for multiple charges, including forgery and theft. On Sep 28, he was once again embattled with illegal possession of firearms and escaping or attempting to elude police officers.
Anthony was devastated upon learning that he cannot proceed with the planned surgery. After all, he was all ready to go.
“That’s all I ever wanted was a son,” he told Atlanta-based news station WXIA. “And I finally got him, and he’s in this situation.”
Father and Son
The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office offered help and were willing to cooperate to make the transplant possible. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, medical staff from Emory Hospital sent a letter to jail authorities, asking them to bring Dickerson to the hospital for a pre-operative appointment. Sheriff’s spokesperson Shannon Volkodav said A.J.’s mother provided papers the following day, to prove that the kid was booked for surgery on Oct. 3.
“Our staff worked diligently with court personnel and the District Attorney’s Office to make arrangements for Mr. Dickerson’s early release so that he could follow through on his scheduled kidney donation for his young son, AJ,” Volkodav told The Washington Post.
Because of the jail’s cooperation, Dickerson was granted release on Oct.2 with a $1,000 bond.
Voldkodav added that their office wishes the family well and that they hope A.J. will soon achieve good health.
Hospital’s Change of Plans
In an interesting turn of events, however, the hospital suddenly retracted from the original plan. In a second correspondence, the hospital now necessitates the 26-year-old dad to submit proof that he had abide to his parole officer for the next three months.
According to Emory Hospital spokesman Vincent Dollard, their institution is committed to providing the highest quality of care for their patients. Protocols for organ transplants are devised to ensure the most favorable outcome for the organ recipient, while keeping health risks to the minimum. Due to reasons of patient confidentiality and privacy rules, the hospital cannot share more information about their patients.
At the helm of this situation is A.J.’s family. For them, the transplant is all about the kid, not the father.
“It’s about my son,” said the child’s mom, Carmella Burgess. “He’s been through a lot. It’s like we’ve been waiting on this. And Dad making a mistake shouldn’t affect what he wants to do with our son.”
At present, the family is in so much pain and stress. A.J. needs the transplant very soon, and putting him on the wait list would be too long of a wait.
A.J. remains to be a cheerful boy
The Lowdown on Transplants
The exact reason why Emory suddenly backpedaled on the surgery is not precisely known; however, experts say institutions offering transplant surgeries consider a multitude of factors before actually performing it. For one, transplant centers look thoroughly into donor factors, such as health risks and their reliability and accessibility.
Moreover, the United Network for Organ Sharing adds that living donors should be generally healthy in both physical and mental aspects. Some medical conditions that may prevent a living person from donating an organ include high blood pressure, diabetes, hepatitis, HIV, cancer, acute infections and psychiatric conditions.
As per New York University School of Medicine medical ethics head Art Caplan, desisting donors by hospitals are usually due to a detected medical problem that has not been disclosed or a worry that the donor can’t diligently comply with follow-ups if something goes wrong.
At this point, Dickerson’s medical profile is not publicly known.
Woman Caught on CCTV Spraying Perfume All Over Her Crotch
The woman clearly wanted to smell really fresh.
If you have run out of your favorite perfume or you simply forgot to put some on before leaving the house, there’s simply nothing to worry about when there are testers available in shops. Most of us have sneaked in a spray or two using perfume testers, but for one woman, it just had to be a liberal amount of the fragrance.
The woman in question was seen in an embarrassing CCTV footage trying to check if the coast is clear before spraying the perfume not only on the wrist and neck but on her underwear and her thighs. It remains to be seen where this footage originated from.
This woman clearly wanted to smell really fresh by taking a perfume out of a store shelf.
60 of the Most Savage Responses People Received From Their Exes
Remember: Don’t ever expect to receive beautiful responses from your former lover, especially when you’re the one who broke up with him/her.
Remember the time when you hated your ex too much that you wanted him dead? Like seriously, you hoped for him to be run over by a truck or something. Nah, just kidding (though it might be true to some of you). Truth is, we all have ugly experiences with our past lovers. Otherwise, we would still be with them today.
In this modern society where communication is just one click or tap away, contacting or being contacted is just so easy. In fact, it can even be tempting for the exes to get in touch with their former significant others. Unfortunately, for them, some people chose to move on and forget everything about their bad experience. You definitely don't want to experience the rejection they went through.
Well, without further ado, below is a compilation of people coming up with the perfect response to their exes’ unsolicited advances. And believe it or not, most of them are like the work of the devil. Scroll down and judge for yourself!...
Poor Toddler Struggles For His Life After Simple Cough Gets Worse In 24 Hours
Now his father is trying to warn other parents to watch out for signs and symptoms.
If you’re a parent and you have the tendency to ignore your kid’s ‘simple’ cough, you might want to listen up. According to a father of a 3-year-old boy, such a common problem can actually lead to a serious, life-threatening condition – just like what his child experienced firsthand.
The reports tell us that Reuben Humphreys, who is 3 years of age, was rushed to a hospital in England and was left struggling for his life because of a cough that went horribly wrong.