Still a Long Road Ahead…. The Days After..

Marc had the transplant late Friday night to early Saturday morning.  Then about noon on Saturday they decided to reopen him to see if the arteries were hooked up properly (that is not medical speak, that’s just the easiest way to explain.) Marc was sedated and awaiting the second surgery and I spoke with one…

Marc Gets A New Liver!

Thursday night I couldn’t sleep and spent much of the time fretting and worrying and praying.  And writing stuff.  And swearing. On Friday morning I awoke to my phone ringing at 8:13am.  “Private Number”.  I was frightened that something bad had happened with Marc.  But no, it was the best phone call ever. Nancy, one…

Here’s Where It Gets Dark

Well, Marc has to be in the hospital for a while.  Every day is another round of “good news/bad news”.. but some days it just seems like there’s more bad than good. Let’s recap, shall we? First Marc’s potassium levels were high, resulting in his being admitted to the hospital on April 18th.  Since then…

Long Hard Road – Bad News/Good News

When Marc was first diagnosed with cirrhosis, he more than willingly gave up drinking.  He was worried when we went to the doctor that he was going to be told he had cancer.  It wasn’t all that hard.  Drink = Die. Don’t drink = Live. And he was okay with it.  Really really okay. He’d…