Due to a rare condition termed polycystic kidney disease (PKD), the son of Karen Rhodes and Paul Rybkin only had 36 hours to live. Cysts that develop in the kidneys as a result of this condition can lead to renal failure.
When the couple became parents once more in 2013, they were overjoyed. Regrettably, Maddy was born with the same illness as her brother.The two frightened parents searched for a remedy to ensure that their daughter would live a long and happy life. They refused to believe that this illness might claim their second kid. Maddy’s father finally succeeded in giving her a chance at life after two years of struggle.
Maddy was surrounded by doctors for the majority of her first year and a half of life. Additionally, she required oxygen treatments and breathing tubes. Due to the illness, the girl’s stomach was always enlarged.
Maddy was rendered helpless by all of these things, and she frequently felt tired and vomited. Doctors are starting to fear that Maddy won’t survive if they can’t find a kidney donor.
Fortunately, the family received word from the physicians that the girl’s father would be a good donor.
Maddy’s mother, Karen, was extremely concerned about her husband and daughter, both of whom were going under the knife.
Paul and Maddy were fortunate that the procedure went well and that Paul was able to save his daughter.
Karen claimed that Maddy is a girl full of life and enthusiasm now. She further stated that Maddy was now a contented and healthy 2-year-old and that her stomach was normal, if slightly rounder.
Paul is thrilled that he was able to save his second child, but he is aware that what he did was what any responsible parent would have done in a similar circumstance.
“I am overjoyed that our child is now healthy and content with life. We experienced a lot of emotions and difficult things, but we managed to get through them. Any father would have made the same decision as me if doing so would have allowed him to save his child, Paul reportedly told The Mirror.
Given that Maddy was able to overcome her illness and is now playing with her pals, her parents are eager to observe how she develops into a typical adult.
Maddy’s parents are savoring the moment and are hopeful that their daughter will be able to overcome this obstacle as well, despite the fact that doctors have predicted she would need another kidney transplant in 25 years.
We wish for happiness and joy for this family as a unit.