[This post was written by Rebecca Lavoie since we were both knocked out.]
Before you do anything….CLICK HERE.
Check back throughout the day for updates on Derek and Logan. I will continue to receive texts from Liver Central and will post them below. If I get no news for long stretches, I may post something anyway, just so there’s something for you to see when you return.
Final Monday Update, 3:43 PM: Logan’s mom was able to visit Logan, and Derek’s parents were able to visit Derek. Both patients were responsive and looked great! The nurse said that they’d likely wheel Logan next to Derek for a “Hi – Hello” later tonight.
Thanks for reading today…I’ll create a new post for tomorrow if I get more updates.
1:31 PM: Derek has a new liver!!! According to his dad, the doctor says the technical pieces are complete. The next 24 hours are critical to monitor the connections and liver activity. In the words of my trusty source…WOW.
12:36 PM: While we’re waiting for news on Derek, check out this adorable, life-affirming baby hippo.
12:20 PM: Logan’s surgery is complete! The surgeon met with Logan’s mother and said all went very well. Derek’s surgery will continue for a couple more hours.
11:30 AM: Both Logan and Derek are still in the O.R. According to my trusty source at the hospital, this is “very much matching the expectations set by the surgeons.”
10:16 AM: Text message confirms Logan and Derek are both still in the O.R. as expected.
8:58 AM: Derek entered the O.R. at 8:40. Word is, all is going according to plan.
7:38 AM: Logan and Derek checked in to the hospital at 6:00 AM. Logan has entered the O.R. at 7:30.