Ok, I admit it! I've been putting off introducing myself. But here I am! Ok, here goes. I am the mother, caregiver, & dialysis tech to my 23 yr old son. He was born w/kidney disease, so I've been doing this a long time! I PD'd him when he was about 8 months old to 2 yrs 3 months, when I gave him my kidney. He's been thru hell, almost dying 4 times by 5 yrs old. He's has survived a potassium level of 9, been on PD, been on HD, survived a crit of 7 (yes 7!!) due to duodenal uclers, survived Post Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disease that caused seizures which caused brain damage (PTLD is cancer; its a very long story! Basically, I had a 5 yr old w/less than newborn capabilities-he couldnt see/walk/talk/hold anything in his hands/remember anything/he couldnt do anything!), survived Steven's-Johnson's Syndrome (due to an anti-seizure med's allergy), now has seizures (they're calling it Adult Onset Epilepsy) , & after 21 years of transplant is now on the transplant list & on hemodialysis (which we do @ home, 5days/week which I do.) I do not have any family support whatsoever. I had no idea this website was here until a week ago. I know & see what my son goes thru, & it kills me. I try to do my best to take care of him, but there's just things I can not take away! I've been so stressed I now weigh less than him lol! I guess I'm, well, I dont know what I'm doing or looking for! I do know that it helps me when I help other people tho! It makes me feel like I matter somehow! Thanks for listening! God Bless all of you!