Chloe finally got matched to a deceased donor kidney after getting called 7 times. Her kidney transplant came right in time for her 20th birthday.
Chloe was diagnosed with kidney failure at just 6 days old. She was born without functioning Kidneys and with that began Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) at 11 days old and continued until 19 months old. She received a kidney transplant at 19 months old in June of 1999. That transplant rejected and Chloe had to endure time in the hospital with medication changes, surgeries to fix her bladder, a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC line) and Nasogastric Tubes for feedings. As a result to all this happening at such a young age and her missing hundreds of days of school, Chloe was diagnosed with learning difficulties. As a result she was often confused and upset with feelings of anger about life. During high school, many days were missed as well due to health and because of that came social gaps and difficulties.
As Chloe entered her late teens, she had to be placed once again on dialysis. She has been receiving Hemodialysis since November 28, 2016.
Chloe got the call regarding a perfect matched kidney through a deceased donor March 1, 2017. They literally opened Chloe up in the Operating Room only to find that there was nowhere for the surgeons to connect this new kidney on her left side. Since she wasn't born with a functioning kidney the vein never developed. So, devastatingly, she was unable to receive that kidney. Now she is waiting once again and when they find a match for her, they will need to do a swap between the new kidney and the current transplant she has on the right side.