Camper is `doing well’

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first_img It didn’t matter, though. “This,” Lorraine Camper said, “is going to be the best New Year’s ever.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “But they (doctors) say he’ll probably go back into his (general) room once it goes down a little, either (Saturday night) or (this) morning.” According to doctors “the (transplanted) kidney is doing well and producing gallons (of urine),” she said. More than 24 hours after receiving a kidney from Brenda Wells, Brian Camper was in “good spirits” while recovering in an intensive care unit room at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his mother said early Saturday evening. “He’s not in any pain … he’s doing well,” Lorraine Camper said the day after her 34-year-old son, a resident of Lakewood and middle school teacher in Compton who was a basketball standout at Lakewood High and Long Beach State, underwent surgery for the transplant. Camper, who had been on dialysis for four years, was moved into the ICU room “when his blood pressure got a little high (Friday evening),” his mother said. center_img Camper, who is on a catheter, has been resting comfortably, watching television and seeing some visitors, including his mother and wife, Jennifer. Wells, who is from New Cumberland, Pa., and contacted Camper in August when she learned she was a possible match, was still in pain Saturday evening. “I’m a little rough around the edges right now,” she said, speaking on Lorraine Camper’s cellular phone. “But, otherwise, I’m feeling pretty good.” Lorraine and her daughter-in-law take turns visiting with Brian and Brenda. The celebratory toasts for New Year’s will have to come another time, perhaps when Camper and his family reunite with Wells. last_img

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