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Dad’s Journey on Earth Comes to an End – Service Information

By | December 20th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

To the most amazing dad I could ask for, my hero, my mentor, my advisor, my biggest cheerleader, who supported me in everything in life, thank you for being the outstanding person that you were, for loving your family and friends unconditionally, for being a positive influence and role model to everyone around you, for being [...]

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Delicate Procedures to Stop Variceal Bleeding

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

Last update: 12/17/16 (scroll down) Our nail biting roller coaster continues; the morning of 12/9/10 seemed to look good, blood pressure meds dropped, some activity in the right eye, less fluid in the lungs; though things took a turn with internal gastric bleeding, profuse amounts of blood coming from dad's gastronomy (gi) tube, a tube inserted through the [...]

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Miracle Dad, In Need of a Miracle

By | December 8th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

First off would like to thank each and everyone of our family and friends for coming through for us, through hospital visits, prayers, thoughts, positive energy, even if simply just following along on our blog or facebook.  The love and support keeps carrying us through. Dad is in serious/critical condition at the moment, pupils not dilating [...]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

After what seemed like a lot of progression and coming close to the (almost) liver transplant we had been hoping for, we took a step back today to realize my dad is not as stable as we thought he was.  And what had asphyxiated my dad (caused oxygen levels to drop) during intubation was said to [...]

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Almost Transplanted at 2am Last Night

By | December 5th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

As many in our facebook group know, there had been a liver that became available for my dad, was harvested at about 7-9pm in Orange County and liver transplant was a go.  I got a message confirming the transplant from my mom at about 12:30am and drove from an hour away to be with her. [...]

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Waiting with Encephalopathy

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

We're now waiting for a liver; dad is awake (unlike in 2008 when dad was in coma) but not his usual self; he's in hepatic encephalopathy, constantly disoriented and hallucinating.  He's also weak and barely able to move, neurologically affected by his failing transplanted liver and perhaps partially caused also by muscle atrophy.  His darker color, yellow tinged [...]

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Dad is on the Transplant List

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

After several procedures and getting through critical condition in ICU, dad was placed on the liver transplant list today and is now waiting for a new liver.  While my dad is on the list, he can still be removed from becoming too sick to undergo transplant; but we hope and pray the process will go smoothly [...]

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Hepatic Encephalopathy

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

Hepatic encephalopathy is a syndrome observed in patients with liver failure.  It is a loss of brain function when a damaged liver doesn't remove toxins from the blood.  Hepatic encephalopathy is characterized by personality changes, intellectual impairment, and a depressed level of consciousness. While this image may look alarming, in an aggressive bout of [...]

Daily Progress

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

11/25/16-11/27/16 The weekend was quiet and progress slow, though we've made some positive steps forward.  A doppler feeding tube was placed through my dad's nose and inserted all the way into the small intestine.  This required him to be wheeled down to radiology for placement.  After a week of IV administered nutrients in a bag, he [...]