Posted 1/21/2015 6:39 AM (GMT -6)
The liver was cirrhotic. A young man, in his 30's. So sad. First position on the list was very, very ill. Some on the list are too sick on the night they get "the call". Some are in the hospital waiting for the call.
Back-up night 1....Patient too sick for transplant. Themister prepped for surgery. Liver rejected by surgeon.
Back-up night 2...Patient good! Liver good! Patient is doing great as of last night.
Back-up night 3...Patient sick, but likely a go. Liver was very cirrhotic, and rejected.
At least themister is there, ready and knows once out of three times, he would have been transplanted if the liver would have been ok. We will continue. There is some calm about the process, having gone through this. In an exhausting way, this is a good learning experience.
Question: If you (or your loved one) were transplanted, what time of day did this happen? We have calls late afternoon to early evening this week. No days, no middle of the nights. What was your experience with timing?