ADA —Everything seemed to be going well when Amaia Lewis, 6, received a kidney from her father, Morico Lewis, Thursday, Nov. 30, at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. According to her godmother, Tiffany Watson, the kidney began working immediately.
The brave little girl suffers from Wegener’s Granulomatosis, a disorder causing blood vessels in the upper respiratory tract, lungs and kidneys to swell and inflame that can result in renal failure. Amaia had been receiving dialysis since her kidneys failed from the disorder when she was 4-years-old.
The surgery on Thursday apparently went very well for Amaia and her father, Morico Lewis, but by Friday afternoon her condition changed for the worse. Doctors told the family to begin praying, Watson said.
Seeing no improvement, the doctors decided to remove the kidney on Wednesday, Dec. 6. “She is doing real good,” said Watson after the removal surgery. “She will remain on the donor list until they call her with a kidney.” Amaia will have to go back on dialysis until a new kidney can be found. “Everybody still believes God’s will will be done, and Morico still believes that somewhere there is a kidney for Amaia.”