A Brand New Day, A Brand New Set Of Liver Updates…Now With Even More Derek!

Well, lookie here. Someone is looking a little lighter in the liver.
Well, lookie here. Someone is looking a little lighter in the liver.

[This post was written by Rebecca Lavoie since we were both knocked out.]

It’s Tuesday, which means Derek still has a new liver, and it’s time for a whole new set of updates from trusty hospital sources.

I’m not sure how much I’ll hear today, but I’ll post whatever I do hear, and may add some cute GIFs of baby animals along the way.

10:15 AM: Logan and Derek were both able to visit with their families this morning. Logan was sitting up in the chair next to her bed. “Incredible.” She’s sore, but in great spirits, especially after being wheeled to see Derek last night. Derek was also wide awake this morning, and said he feels tired from lack of sleep but only feels some mild soreness. According to sources, both look “fantastic.” No rooms yet, as they will be in PAC (post-operative unit) until later today.

Oh, and check out this dog petting this man. 

You'd have no idea these guys are engineers, right?
You’d have no idea these guys are engineers, right?

12:30 PM: Just got this image from Derek’s dad. Apparently, Derek’s colleagues at BAE are paying their respects by taking on the celebration of Bow Tie Tuesday.

That’s Greg Hallerman on the right, Jim Steenson in the middle, and Bill Barry on the left. Pretty snazzy, no? And you’re welcome for providing their LinkedIn pages. There’s no bad time for networking, after all.

1:59 PM: Logan and Derek are enjoying some quiet recovery time. According to a trusty source who spoke with one of their nurses by phone, things are progressing nicely and a few tubes have been removed. Later this afternoon when they are once again receiving visitors, we’ll likely get another update.

Oh, and this is what I imagine “quiet recovery time” looks like:

Are Logan and Derek dogs? Nope. Are they even in the same room right now? Nope. Still, this is probably what they look like.

3:20 PM: A positive milestone for everyone! Logan and Derek have been assigned hospital rooms and will be transported to them shortly. Logan will be in 6 Central Room 11, and Derek will be in 6 Central, Room 21.

 4:02: You totally want to see a photo of Derek, don’t you? Well, here you go. It pretty much speaks for itself.

Does this look like a man who's got a new liver? You be the judge.
Todd Bookman: “I wouldn’t be smiling if I had a catheter.”

6:16 PM: Derek and Logan have been safely transferred to Lahey 6th floor recovery. They both look and feel great!

More good news, they also have the technology to provide direct updates going forward. So, to all of you, to Stan, my trusty source in the fray, and to Derek and Logan, thanks for everything. It’s been my pleasure to be the substitute blogger, but I’m even happier that Livernalia has been such a success that my services are no longer needed. Phew.

Thank you, and goodnight. And most of all, love to the happy couple.

23 Replies to “A Brand New Day, A Brand New Set Of Liver Updates…Now With Even More Derek!”

    1. Any opportunity to use LinkedIn, browse for puppy photos, and help a friend ALL AT THE SAME TIME is my sincere pleasure. (Also, meeting more Logan and Derek friends has been swell!)

  1. Yay Derek! Yay Logan! Yay Logan’s liver!! The gang at Timberland were holding our collective breaths yesterday — that big warm wind was our exhale of relief! We send you buckets of virtual bow ties and huge gentle air hugs. xo Marie

  2. How does Logan look so glamorous? Please include in the next update. I’m refreshing this page more often than I’d like to admit. I just need to know everything!! Also, Rebecca, you are an A+ updater.

    1. Todd Bookman would be smiling if he realized that his abs were cut through and it hurts to sit up. I like the comfort of the bed and not worrying about pee. The doctors on multiple occasions have said “you’re making great urine”.

      1. Todd Bookman would smile if he could see your urine. And your writing this is so badass.

    1. No, thank YOU for reading. Makes me think my future could be as a substitute transplant blogger. You guys just let me know if you need one.

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