Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dad is on the Transplant List

By |2016-12-03T19:31:54+00:00November 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 |2016-12-03T19:35:15+00:00November 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 [...]

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Daily Progress

By |2016-12-03T19:33:11+00:00November 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 [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving

By |2016-12-03T19:30:13+00:00November 25th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

Happy Thanksgiving to all our family and friends.  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all the love, prayers, and support you've shown our family and my dad. Thanksgiving was very meaningful this year.  We didn't have the usual sit down family dinner or party at home this year; things we used to [...]

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Family, Friends, Faith = Strength

By |2016-12-03T19:37:59+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

No matter how difficult you are forced to endure those really high bumps in life's journey, you can find strength in good energy from family, friends, and faith.  Thank you to all our family and friends for all the love, support and prayers. While my dad has his own mountain to get over, we are [...]

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Back to the ICU in 2016

By |2016-12-03T19:43:51+00:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

We are back to the ICU in 2016, waiting for my dad's levels to improve before he can be put on the liver transplant list. During his first 2 nights, we had quite a scare, lungs, kidneys and liver started to fail.  My dad's oxygen levels had dropped.  Doctors warned that things did not look [...]

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A New Will to Live

By |2016-12-03T19:40:38+00:00November 18th, 2016|Categories: 2016 Liver Transplant|

For those who don't know my dad's liver transplant story, it began in 2008 when his liver had failed in part due to having lived with the Hepatitis B virus with not much treatment. First Transplant Journey On October 6, 2008, he received new life after having received a liver transplant, after almost [...]

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