After the surgery, we decided the kidney needed a name… after all there was a time when it was not Jeremy’s kidney and not yet Ashley’s kidney, but just KIDNEY. Some names started being thrown around. It was decided that the name should be a combination of Ashley and Jeremy – a Brangelina kind of thing.
|Ashley, Jeremy & Jash|
Kelly, Ginny (Ashley’s sister and mom) and I were sitting around talking about all the name options. Meanwhile Jeremy was “asleep” in bed. At this point he was very out of it and doped up on drugs… but he was coherent and heard everything going on. All of a sudden, Jeremy raised his hand and starting spelling something. He air wrote J-A-S-H and then drew a big ------------------. Like “the end” “that’s it” “the final say” “underlined” “it has been spoken”. And from that day forward, it was known throughout the land as Jash (that was Ashely’s text response from the naming!).
|Ashley with her new kidney|
Jash is our super star. He has already started working overtime. We are so happy that Ashley is now home to Jash.
|Jeremy with his replacement kidney|