I would just like to ask a question about ABO incompatibilty and how it will affect both kidneys. last 2008 my little brother was born and a blood transfer happen to my mom. and the result was devastating since they transferred the wrong blood type to my mom. now my mom is suffering from abo incompatibility(I'm not sure if thats what you called the disease since I can't find the answer just by using the search button) and after a while, both of her kidney fail. I never knew about it after she made a letter for me when she went to another country with my step father to get treatments after 3 years. she never told me about her suffering since she is afraid that I can't take what she wanted to say. now that everything is clear. she is suffering from ABO incompatibility and kidney failure on the both sides.she told me that the kidney failure disease is because of hereditary reasons. but do you think the reason for her both kidney to fail is because of the wrong transfusion? I'm falling apart at the moment because I don't know what to do. I don't want to lose my mother and so is my brother if he inherit the disease from the family.
Sorry this is late but I have been thinking about it. ABO issues seem both common and unpleasant but nothing suggested that kidneys would be targeted. A transfusion of the wrong blood is most likely to affect your spleen adversely (if it doesn't kill you).
I realised after you posted that my siblings and I are all ABO children. We all have absolutely identical blood types and are perfect matches for sibling organ donation. Dad was AB- and Mom is O+; were are all A+.
Hi kdotpoint, I am SO sorry you are going through this. I hope you have an adult you can talk to. The most important part of this scene is this is what happens when parents try and spare the feelings of the young ones. They are smarter than you think! Afterwards, there is bound to be anger and resentment that could have been avoided.
IF your mother received immediate and proper treatment, she would have had a chance of full recovery. She would have been put on the ICU. If not, it can be serious as you are learning. Basically, the clotting factors can be increased and block major organs (ex... a stroke). Or the blood cells will use up all the clotting factors not leaving enough for the blood to clot so she may excessive bleeding. A complication may be kidney failure. So you still have the question if she has kidney disease that is unrelated to the transfusion or if it's hereditary. If it's too painful to talk to your mom about it then it is your duty to find a family member who will give you her history. You need to know this for the health of her children. I hope you have someone to go to for counseling. A teacher but even better a doctor? The best would be for you and your mom to have a serious talk. You need to be there for her but that may difficult unless there is full out honesty. God bless you and your family. Please don't hesitate to comment again for further problems. This is a big burden for someone your age. So please get help. Btw... you write very well. :-)
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