by Matthew Davis | Manchester Evening News
A star pupil is back on the transplant waiting list after a kidney donated by his dad had to be removed.
Edward Lobley went into school to pick up his exam results despite the potentially fatal ordeal.
The 16-year-old underwent the transplant at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on July 14 after his father David donated the organ.
But 10 days later the kidney had to be removed when Edward suffered internal bleeding.
His mum, Sarah Robinson, 37, who lives with Edward in Timperley said: "He would have died had he not been hospital.
"His blood pressure plummeted in the middle of the night and doctors discovered he had an internal bleed. To get to the bleed they had to take the kidney out.
"He should be on the road to recovery, but we are now in a worse position than before."
Edward, a pupil at Wellington School, gained five As and seven Bs in his GCSEs and was set to start sixth form next week but is now in hospital undergoing dialysis.
He said: "I am happy with my results, they could have been worse after what has happened. It was difficult to keep my mind on my exams when all I could think about was the transplant."
Dad David, 46, who lives in Hyde, said he hoped the transplant would have allowed his son to live a normal life. He said: "You don’t even think about it, it is your son and I said yes to donating straight away.
"It was a bit of a shock that it failed, it feels like we have gone back to square one.
"I feel bad, after the past three years I hoped the transplant would be the end of it and he could start sixth form and not let this get in his way.
"The last thing we wanted was this crucial time in his education to be disrupted."
Edward was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure four years ago.
His condition deteriorated in April and he was put on dialysis at home three times a day, seven days a week, during his exams in the run-up to his transplant.
Mum Sarah added: "I am really proud of him, he has to put up with a lot compared to other kids and his condition makes him very tired"