WATCH: California Pastor, Larry Jones, ‘Thankful to be Alive and Preaching’ After Botched Kidney Transplant Leaves him With Fingers and Feet Amputated

Jones is now wheelchair-bound and is suing the hospital for an undisclosed amount to 'shed light' on its practices.  According to the lawsuit, surgeons had cut Jones's ureter, a tube connecting the kidney and the bladder, during surgery
Jones is now wheelchair-bound and is suing the hospital for an undisclosed amount to ‘shed light’ on its practices. According to the lawsuit, surgeons had cut Jones’s ureter, a tube connecting the kidney and the bladder, during surgery

A bishop who was left with gruesome life-changing injuries after surgeons botched a kidney transplant has said he’s ‘thankful to be alive’ and able to enjoy another Christmas with his congregation.

Bishop Larry Jones was given the transplant last November at Loma Linda Medical Center in California after his daughter donated her kidney to him.

Bishop Larry Jones went in for a standard kidney transplant in November last year which resulted in his fingers, feet, and parts of his penis being amputated
Bishop Larry Jones went in for a standard kidney transplant in November last year which resulted in his fingers, feet, and parts of his penis being amputated

But Jones, 51, says the surgeons let him leave the hospital with urine still leaking from his bladder into his abdomen.

The hospital’s failed attempts to fix the problem gave Jones an infection that led to all his fingers, both his feet, and part of his penis being amputated, according to court documents filed by his lawyers at San Bernardino Superior Court in September.

But the Bishop admits he’s lucky to still be around to see another Christmas with his family and his flock.

‘I’m thankful to be alive, to be able to see another Christmas here with the church. To see the green trees and the earth and the dirt,’ said Jones.

‘We just give the whole day to Jesus Christ on Christmas. I’m thankful just to be able to worship once again in this land that God created.

‘I’ve been able to learn to enjoy being alive. I’ve been able to learn to thank the Lord for all this fresh air that we’re breathing, though it’s borrowed.

Bishop Jones's wife April (left) was allegedly told by hospital staff that her husband was not going to make it on the same day her mother had died from multiple sclerosis
Bishop Jones’s wife April (left) was allegedly told by hospital staff that her husband was not going to make it on the same day her mother had died from multiple sclerosis

‘We go to church and come together. We try to have everything at Christmas, whatever the congregation wants, if we have the money, we go get it.’

The Inland Empire preacher, who is now wheelchair-bound, is suing the hospital for an unspecified sum to ‘shed light’ on its practices.

‘I started to get scared towards the end. I feared for my life,’ said Jones. ‘I felt like they were killing me.

‘They didn’t hook up the bladder right, so it leaked. They sent me home and I was in pain. I went to bed and started feeling this pain in my stomach real bad.

‘My body started to shut down, my kidney, the liver. No oxygen is getting to my hands, no oxygen is getting to my feet,’ he said.

‘I thought the hospital would know what to do. We shouldn’t even have to ask. If you’re the doctor, that’s what you do. If you’re the one connecting the tubes together, that’s what you went to school for. And then it comes out they’re doing something totally different.’

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SOURCE: RYAN PARRY and JOSH BOSWELL 
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