We had a new liver implanted Monday morning at 6:30 am. By 11:00 am it was clear it was working. Her colour was much better. Today all the results show improvement and she is being moved out of ICU as soon as a bed is ready. This is a day early. Thank you all for your support. So, have an emergency fund, have a power of attorney, and sign your donor card. You guys are the best. Thanks for all of your support!
Archive for February, 2011
We got one!
Thank you all for your support in my quest for a liver for my sister. We're still waiting. She's been sent to ICU and is on life support. It's very strange waiting for someone to die so my sister can live. This is so bizarre. Sign your donor card today. And since some people were asking, we have full medical coverage in Canada so we don't have to pay for anything related to her hospital stay. When a liver is found somewhere in Canada a specialist and their team charter a plane and fly out to look at it. If it's a match it is harvested and flown back to my sister's hospital and then transplated. My sister's liver is "mush" according to here specialist so there is no way for it to recover. That's it for now. Hopefully my next post will be to say she's in recovery! Imagine, 56 years old and in perfect health until last Wednesday. Strange indeed.
Hello Folks. It's been a while. I'm blogging from a lounge at a hospital in the transplant unit. My very healthy sister who was out cross country skiing last Tuesday (10 days ago) is now waiting for a liver. Seems her liver has something wrong with it and it's been destroyed. So if anyone has a spare liver, type A blood, I'll buy it! After all, I do have an emergency fund thanks to everyone's support on this site :-)
But seriously, we've ruled out any likely disease (hep, aids, cancer, cirrosis) and they can't figure it out at all. Apparently this is not all that uncommon for a liver to shut down and no reason can be found. Hug your loved ones right now. And let me know about that spare liver you have hanging around.